A flower business came close to being raided by Northamptonshire police after being mistaken for a cannabis factory.How could this happen, you ask?
Well, the sales manager thinks he knows:
"From what I understand from the police, the man who reported us was a council inspector who was looking at a nearby building that's being extended.Obviously more than his job was worth, though...
"If he'd looked up our address he'd have seen we are a registered flower hire business, or if he'd gone round the front he would have seen the huge sign."
Mr Sherkle said he thought the plant the man may have got confused about was Boston Fern, which has similar "spiky leaves" to cannabis.Oh, really?
Why, the resemblance is uncanny...
...in that they are both green.
And it seems there's a lot of this going around:
Mr Clark-Roden said he answered a knock at his door to see the officer looking at his plants.
He said: "He looked over to me and said 'do all of those plants belong to you?'
"I said 'well yes they do' and he was staring at the tomato plants and I actually said 'do you think they are dope plants' and he looked at me and said 'we have received a complaint'.
"Then I pointed at the tomatoes and we both sort of laughed."