Any time a family (like the one in Appleton, Wisconsin, this week) finds a burglar naked in one of their beds, it is noteworthy. However, one aspect of the arrest of Bradley Braxton, 40, caught my eye.
The family called the police and officers found Braxton hiding in a shower. The police found a bag of marijuana near Braxton’s clothing and confirmed that he had consumed whiskey and blueberry muffins prior to disrobing and climbing into bed. However, this is the line from the police that struck me as odd: “While admitting breaking into the residence to officers and confessing to recent meth use, the suspect denied possession of the marijuana.”
Let me get this straight, you admit to breaking and entering a family dwelling, possessing and using meth, and related crimes but he drew the line as possessing pot? That seems like admitting to robbing the 7-11 but vehemently denying that you drank a Slurpee .
Braxton now faces charges of burglary, damage to property, disorderly conduct and . . . yes . . . possession of marijuana.