He called the Northern Territory Police after an altercation with his relative, who set fire to the fruits of his labour.
The man was, according to the police force, “indignant and enraged” and felt the incident was “wrong”.
Officers questioned whether he was aware that possession of cannabis was unlawful and he could be liable to prosecution.
However, it was then clarified that the contraband items had been destroyed, along with any evidence of his crimes.
The police force wrote on Facebook: “Police received an unusual report around 6.30pm yesterday evening from a young Humpty Doo male stating that he had a fight with his father. As retribution his father burnt the son’s prized cannabis plants in a bonfire on the property.
“The son felt this was wrong and reported the matter to police. Officers attended and confirmed that was indeed the case. Apparently the son had been in conflict with his father since he moved from interstate a short time ago. Things came to a head yesterday evening and that’s when the contraband was destroyed.
“The son was indignant and enraged. It was questioned whether he was aware that possession of cannabis was unlawful and he could be liable to prosecution for the same. He seemed to believe that the destruction of the same was far worse than the possession in the first instance.
“At this point no charges have been laid. The evidence has been destroyed. Along with his reputation. He has now moved out to reside with other relatives.”
Amused followers of the Facebook page left comments.
One person wrote: “Not the brightest bud in the bag.”
And another said: “The croc ate my weed?” referencing the fact many crocodiles reside in the Northern Territory of Australia.
An amused reader wrote: “Clearly the young mans father didn’t burn the weed early enough.”