Lightning Strike Leads Cops to Pot-Filled House


Of all the random occurrences that could blow up your homespun pot growing operation, a lightning strike is perhaps the least likely. Someone has loose lips? That happens. A neighbor sees something they shouldn't through the windows? Happens too.

But an act of God? A lightning strike? Man, that sucks.

On May 7, 2010, a storm struck Anthony Masiello's Mantua home. The lightning caught the roof on fire, a fact that caused neighbors to call 911, which was exactly not what Masiello was hoping would happen. Firefighters arrived to find 102 marijuana plants growing in his basement.

According to, he accepted full responsibility in court this week.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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