Man Barricades Self In House After Cops Ask About Marijuana

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‚ÄčHere’s a case study in how not to react to questioning. A man barricaded himself in his home after Kentucky State Police stopped by to “ask him a few questions” about growing marijuana, police said.

Deputies and state troopers working on a marijuana eradication team said they stopped by the home of Brian Marrone, 36, of Burlington, Ky., just after 2 p.m. on Thursday to ask about the possibility of pot plants being spotted on his property, reports WLWT.
At first, nobody answered the door, until a woman came out of the home and told them a man was inside threatening his own life, according to Tom Scheben, spokesman for the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, reports WCPO.

Officers said Marrone then barricaded himself inside the house and refused to come out.
Two local roads were shut down as officers set up a perimeter and started negotiating with a distraught Marrone.
Marrone held out for about an hour before surrendering to police. He was then taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, Ky., for “treatment,” possibly of the psychiatric variety.
Officers said charges against Marrone are “likely.”
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