So… I guess if you have paid for a SWAT team in your town you don’t want them just sitting around, you want them out earning their keep – right?

Local Arlington TX residents whinged to local authorities about a hippie farm in their neighbourhood. They had the nerve to call it The Garden of Eden and farmer Joe looked and dressed just like Jesus!

Well finally one day the police said ‘hmm we’ve got enough complaints to get us a warrant – let’s go bag us some hippies and grass, boys!’ and off the SWAT team went in full military regalia. WOOT!

The head SWATists held the resident family at gun point inside the farmhouse while the rest of the team SWATted outside, When they couldn’t find any actual marijuana plants, they pulled up the vegies (never know what them hippies can hide inside yer okra) and anything green they couldn’t identify without an almanac and tried to find some dope indoors. After ten hours of this fresh air exercise in futility, the head SWAT guy muttered under his breath, Hmm. Nuttin’. Let’s go home boys. And off they rode with their SWAT bus loaded down with – well here let me quote the article:

The police seized “17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants … native grasses and sunflowers,” after holding residents inside at gunpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said.

Okra Raid

USING YOUR HIGHLY TRAINED AND GEARED SWAT TEAM FOR LOCAL FARM CODE ENFORCEMENT – Ahh… smell that? That’s the full-bodied aroma of Texas tax dollars at work!