As you might imagine, illegal drug dealing would most likely take place as inconspicuously as possible. But one man selling cocaine outside of a U.K. night club last spring couldn't have made it any more obvious.
Painted green and dressed as The Incredible Hulk, Scott Anderson caught police attention outside a night club in Coventry, a town in West Midlands county of England. According to the Coventry Telegraph, police saw an exchange of a package and money between two men, one who was later identified as Anderson.
The Telegraph reports that Anderson, who appeared in court a hearing on September and was sentenced last week to two years in prison for selling cocaine, was really offloading cocaine he had purchased but didn't want. Even Anderson's defense states that his outfit was a mistake, the Telegraph reports:
Shane Crawford, defending, said; “This was a serious lapse on his part, a serious lapse and aside from the comedic element, his dress, he couldn’t have stood out more to police.
“This was a drunk man seeking to get some money back for a purchase that he had made for himself,” he added.
Because Anderson was only selling cocaine he had purchased himself, Crawford called it "very different from low level street dealing.” Anderson had previous convictions for possession of heroin and ecstasy with intent to sell and was arrested immediately on the scene. Cannabis was also found in his possession at the time of his arrest for selling cocaine.