Actor John R. Morales who was arrested in 2011 for possession of 1,000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons and 9,000 rounds of ammunition has accepted a plea deal. The actor who dressed up as McGruff the Crime Dog and visited schools to teach children about the danger of drugs will spend the next 16 years in prison. Once the story broke, thousands took to Twitter to share their opinions. Many focused on the irony that an actor that portrayed a crime fighting dog was arrested for committing a crime while others asked “what is the world coming to?” Below is a look at some of the reactions.
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) February 8, 2014
What in the heck is going on in our country? http://t.co/l8w0B5LVi3
— PghNWA (@PghNWA) February 8, 2014
Sad statement on society…. http://t.co/vk3Ta7IUqx
— Douglas D May (@DouglasDMay) February 8, 2014
— Mike Falvey (@Mike_Falvey) February 8, 2014
Awkward turn of events…McGruff the Crime Dog grew pot plants & owned grenade launcher (among 2 dozen other weapons) http://t.co/m0FioNcTGh
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond93) February 8, 2014
For those that don’t remember McGruff the Crime Dog from the ’80s, here is a look at one of his vintage TV commercials.
What was your reaction when you first heard the news?