A Florida man just got hit with a nasty dose of karma after he stole what he thought were opioids, but actually ended up being laxatives.
Peter Hans Emery, 56, was caught on camera stealing a bottle of pills from someone’s lockbox. Peter was seen pouring the bottle of pills into his hands and fleeing the s cene.
Peter was under the impression that he had stolen the valuable and dangerous hydr ocodone, but it was really a bottle of laxatives. Peter had gotten confused when he read “h ydrocodone a cetaminophen” on the label, but the bottle actually contained Equate Gentle Laxatives. He admitted what he had done to police as soon as they confronted him about it.
It turns out that Peter’s roommate Jayme Ream had switched out the pills and set up a hidden camera after he began to suspect that he was stealing from him.
The thief has a long list of theft convictions on his c riminal record, including violation charges because he stole the painki ller Dilaudid previously. Peter has served a combined 28 months in state p rison for various o ffenses that include c ocaine possession, burglary, forgery, resisting a rrest, grand theft, auto theft, and failure to appear in court.
It’s always nice to see a thief get hit with the karma that they deserve. This just goes to show that what goes around comes around, and crime really does not pay off!
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