Fort Pierce Police Dept

Man claims wind blew bag of cocaine into his car

Culture 25/11/2019

A man in Florida reportedly told police that Mother Nature had stitched him up and that a bag of cocaine found in his car must have been blown in by the wind...

37-year-old Joseph Zak was pulled over by an unmarked police car earlier this month after he failed to stop at a stop sign, according to the arrest affidavit acquired by The Smoking Gun.

Police spotted Zak was 'making furtive movements' while driving, and appeared to be leaning over as if 'attempting to discard an item out of the passenger window'.

As the arresting officer approached, they also noticed Zak was concealing an open can of beer in the driver side door.

The affidavit summary reads: "During our interaction with Zak I observed him to being very confrontational and looking around the vehicle as if attempting to conceal another item, and his physical appearance was observed having blood shot eyes, glossy eyes, and was slurring his words when answering questions.

"Due to the open container violation he was removed from the sedan and detained in handcuff for our safety.

"Zak gave his consent to the search of his vehicle. A search of his vehicle revealed, through my training and glass round cylinder commonly used for smoking crack cocaine in the center console. A clear baggie was also located in the rear seat with a whitish residue, which tested positive for crack cocaine."

"Zak stated the bag of cocaine residue that was found did not belong to him. Zak stated that the police or the wind must have placed it there.

"When asked if the bag that tested positive for cocaine belong[ed] to the owner of the vehicle he refused to speak. No other clear baggies were located inside the vehicle."

He was later arrested and charged with possession of paraphernalia and taken to jail.