One lesson that many people learn throughout their lifetime is to be careful what you ask for, because you may just get it. In fact, an officer from the Tel Aviv District Police found this out the hard way when ordering a pizza. After telling the owner of La Dolce Vita pizzeria to add whatever topping he wanted, he and two other officers became quite ill. Not from the pizza itself, but the synthetic cannabis that came on top, known as “Mr. Nice Guy.”
Not the best topping option
As a result of lacing an officer’s pizza with synthetic weed, “Mr. Nice Guy” is now facing charges.
While sitting at his desk during the night shift, one officer ordered a pizza from the Holon, Israel, pizza joint.After the pizza arrived at the station, three officers total shared the pie.
Almost immediately after indulging, all three officers began to feel sick. Two of the cops, in particular, were sent to the hospital due to hallucinations, vomiting, and dizziness.
Upon returning to the pizzeria several days later for questioning, the owner confessed that he had sprinkled synthetic cannabis, popularly known as “Mr. Nice Guy,” on the officer’s pizza.
Be careful what you ask for
According to the indictment, Abazov fetched the synthetic pot from two unnamed men. These two men, in particular, just happened to be at the kiosk next to the owner’s restaurant during the same time that he received the officer’s order.
Rather thank sprinkling oregano on the pizza, Abazov thought “Mr. Nice Guy” would make for a better topping.
Apparently, the officer did indeed get what he asked for, sort of,
I knew the order was placed by police officers. But the officer who called in the order seemed cool – plus he told me to add whatever toppings I wanted. – Abazov
According to Mickey Arieli, the director of the pharmaceutical crime unit of the Israeli Ministry of Health, synthetic cannabis is far more dangerous that the natural plant that it’s made to imitate,
Synthetic cannabinoids, for example, consist of the same receptors as THC in marijuana, but are 40 times more powerful and at times even more than 40 times stronger.
During 2011, “Mr. Nice Guy” and other artificial drugs like it, became illegal in Israel despite their popularity. In addition to vomiting and extreme dizziness, synthetic pot also causes far worse problems like aggression, mania, muscle pain and kidney damage.
Word of the incident eventually got around to Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court. As a result, the owner was charged with causing others to ingest poison with intent to harm.
This specific charge carries a maximum jail sentence of three years. Look like there will be no more “Mr. Nice Guy,” for now.