This story originally appeared on VICE UK
Sporting a skimpy pair of bright green underwear, thick red-rimmed sunglasses, and armed with nothing but a bong, a 31-year-old man named Jeffrey Shaver stood tall in front of the Kitchener, Ontario, courthouse Tuesday morning, with two signs that read "RETURN MY MARIJUANA" and "RETURN MY BONG."
Shaver was protesting his arrest by Waterloo Regional Police last October for possession of marijuana, according to the Record. In two run-ins with the police, two bongs were taken away, and only one was returned. Now he's demanding they return his shit.
The arrest went down at a hospital in Cambridge. "I was having a panic attack," he told the Record. "I was brought there and because I had an issue with the vending machine, I was charged with trespassing and causing a disturbance by yelling. They asked me to leave. Police arrested me and searched me."
In a fit of vengeance, Shaver made his statement. Two days later, he returned to the police station, with his trusty bong in hand, and smoked on the front lawn of the station for all the police to witness. Of course, he was arrested again and held in jail for 16 hours.
Shaver claims that he has a legal medical marijuana card and that he smokes pot to treat anxiety, depression, and back pain.
He's been protesting off and on since the spring.
Despite the coverage of his actions, there is still no explanation for the green underwear (dude, I've messaged you, get back to me!) But perhaps some mysteries are better left unsolved.
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