10/09/2012 01:13 pm ET

Max Salling, Illinois Teen, Accused Of Smoking Marijuana Outside Police Chief's Home

DuPage County Sheriff

Maximilian G. Salling should consider the neighbors, next time he's going to get high in public.

The 18-year-old, from Montgomery, Ill., was recently arrested for allegedly smoking marijuana with a friend inside a red 1999 Ford Escort, outside a home in Naperville's University Heights neighborhood.

Unfortunately for Salling, the home belongs to Villa Park Police Chief Robert Pavelchik Jr., according to NBC Chicago:

"I like to say I know most of my neighbors and friends, so I got out of my car with a flashlight in one hand and I said, ‘What are you guys doing?’” Pavelchik recalled. "They’re blowing dope when I come home from work, right in front of my house. ... I smell the dope and I see the (smoking) pipe and the bag of dope on the floor, what we call in plain view."

The friend was let go, the Chicago Sun-Times reports, but Salling was arrested. The incident marked his third arrest for drug charges in seven months.



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