A man from Chatham-Kent in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, has been charged with assault after allegedly trying to trade fake pot to a 12-year-old boy in exchange for a pet fish and hitting him when the deal fell through.
29-year-old James DeWolfe allegedly struck the boy in the head after trying to pass a bag of oregano off as a bag of marijuana. The boy did not require medical attention.
The boy went to DeWolfe's house on Saturday for a planned meeting where the boy was going to sell him a fish as well as collect money for a fish tank that DeWolfe had yet to pay for.
DeWolfe tried to pay with a bag of what he claimed to be weed, but the boy realised it was actually a bag of dried spices.
The boy confronted DeWolfe and was struck in the head, according to a news release from Chatham-Kent police.
DeWolfe will appear in court on Feb. 16.