Australia - A CRACK police team mistook a sorghum crop for a marijuana plantation - and damaged the Southern Districts' Royal Easter Show exhibition in the process.
Southern Districts manager Beryl Schaefer said yesterday the mistake had shaken her team's dream of Easter Show glory.
"The whole crop is just a mess and can't be used for judging," she said.
Beryl and her 30-member crew have been in Sydney for a week preparing for the show using the best produce the district, which stretches from Sydney's south to the Victorian border, has to offer.
"The police were in their helicopter looking for marijuana and they decided to hover over the crop that was being specially grown for the Easter Show," Mrs Schaefer said.
"I don't know how you can mistake sorghum for marijuana but they managed to do it and flew around like cowboys.
"They went so close to the crop that the heads came flying off the sorghum and the corn was smashed off."
Additional quote from ABC Australia:"They've got down over the top and wrecked the whole jolly thing."