A counterterrorism detective with the New York City Police Department says his drug test came back positive because his wife had put marijuana in the meatballs she made for him without telling him.
Anthony Chiofalo, a 22-year veteran of the department, tested positive for traces of marijuana in a random drug test, but he claimed that he never smoked marijuana, the New York Post reports.
His wife backed up his story, claiming she had made meatballs with marijuana instead of oregano because she wanted to force her husband to retire by making him fail a drug test, the newspaper reports.
She reportedly said that she hatched the scheme because she feared for his life and didn't want him to die in the line of duty. The detective's brother, who was a firefighter, had died during the attacks of September 11, 2001.
An administrative judge accepted the explanation and recommended that the department reinstate Chiofalo, but Police Commissioner Ray Kelly had the final say and decided to fire him, according to the newspaper.
Source: New York Post