02/07/2014 11:32 am ET | Updated Feb 08, 2014

McGruff The Crime Dog Sentenced To 16 Years For Committing Crimes

Hypocrisy reached cartoonish levels this week when the actor who played McGruff the crime dog received a lengthy prison sentence.

CBS Houston reports that John R. Morales was sentenced to 16 years behind bars after he finally accepted a plea deal related to his 2011 arrest in Galveston, Tex. during which cops found "1,000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons – including a grenade launcher, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition."

As TIME points out, it was, oh so ironically, a drug-sniffing dog that tipped cops off to Morales' weed stash.

U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore told Morales before sentencing him that, ”Everything I read about you makes you seem like a scary person.”

Perhaps it's just us, but McGruff always had a somewhat menacing presence even before his criminal lifestyle was exposed.

Losers are users, kids.


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