Skip to comments.Video Captures City Worker Smoking Pipe On Duty
Posted on 07/27/2010 11:21:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Our cameras caught a City of L.A. employee lighting up and smoking something out of a pipe while on duty and earning your tax dollars. What was he smoking? That is what we wanted to know.
David Goldstein: "What are you smoking here? You smoking pot or you smoking crack?"
City employee: "No I'm not. It was a cigarette."
David Goldstein: "No, it was a pipe. You were smoking out of a pipe."
City employee: "No it wasn't."
The man is a gardener for the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Department. He makes good money -- $46,000 a year plus benefits.
We saw him working on 22nd Street in San Pedro at about 10 a.m. on June 21. Our camera caught him standing next to his truck, lighting up a pipe and taking a long hit while looking around, apparently to see if anyone was watching.
A few seconds later, he lit it one more time and when he pulled the lighter away from his mouth, you could clearly see him holding a pipe with his two fingers. But he denied it.
We reported what we saw to Port of L.A. officials, who called the employee in for questioning. After he told me at least four times he was smoking a cigarette, he told his bosses a different story.
Port of L.A. official: "I spoke with the individual yesterday and said to him we were told you were smoking a pipe and he said, that's correct, he was smoking a pipe. That's what he told me."
David Goldstein: "What did he tell you was in the pipe?"
Port of L.A. official: "He said tobacco."
(Excerpt) Read more at cbs2.com ...
You don’t buy much crack on $46k a year
The Mayor is currently under fire for accepting front-row tickets to LAKER games and other high profile events.
He claims that attending was all part of his civic duty, but now he’s scrambling to put together some records on exactly *what* he was doing at each of these events...
The article should have given more details about the kind of pipe being used. I've yet to see a crackhead use a Randy Wiley or a Dunhill.
Anyway, who cares what the gardener does as long as he does his job. That should really be the question here, does the guy do his job? Is he reliable?
Sounds like this reporter is desperate for a story.
Did they ask him what brand of pipe tobacco??
Dontcha think you should let him out????
Thank you, thank you. I'm here all week....try the lobster!
Well actually, you buy about $46,000 worth.
It’s California. Just get your Medical Marijuana card and you’re covered. If you get caught on camera smoking crack or tobacco just claim it was pot.
$46,000 a year plus benefits.
Can that possibly be a good wage in California? I don’t think so.
Well, at least he wasn’t sleeping on the job.
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