A Key West man recently made a fairly common mistake, telling police officers that he shouldn't be arrested because pretty much everything is legal in Florida.

Unfortunately for this Florida gentleman, however, trying to stash cocaine in a flower planter is still considered a criminal act under the Florida laws that still exist.

Apparently Key West cops busted the 46-year-old painter somewhat by accident — they were responding to a seemingly unrelated complaint of a woman screaming at a resort. When the officers walked by, the man tried to hide behind a flower pot and "quickly shoved his hands into the flower pot and yanked them back out,"

His later tried to play off his attempt to stash what turned out to be less than a gram of cocaine as a reflex, telling officers, "I don't understand. I thought cocaine wasn't illegal in Florida."

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