Posted: 9:03 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
By Rick Couri
A guy has to protect his pot right?
But Daniel Ricketts was a little too efficient and it cost him his life.
Ricketts surrounded his weed with things like nearly invisible wires, leg traps and old fashioned barbed wire.
It was the piano wire that got him.
As Ricketts was riding through the property on his ATV he ran directly into what cops say may have been piano wire and it nearly decapitated him.
Deputy’s investigating told the Times-Union the wires seemed to be almost exclusively in place to protect against people invading his crop on a motorcycle or an SUV, just like he was riding. Well, it worked.
Authorities say the other precautions seemed to be in place to keep anyone from getting in closer to the large plants.
Not surprisingly, police think alcohol may have been involved and they continue to look into the accident.