Well everyone be ripping on this kid but he does more for the cause than the rest of us. As well, he was just growing 1 plant so perhaps he was smart enough to know that in his area the worst he would get is a slap on the wrist, which is what he got. Hell if everyone grew one plant and wasn't afraid to hide it, would the police go after everyone? If the kid had a commercial grow going then he'd be stupid...what did he have, a 250 watter in his closet?
edit: not the I condone or recommend others do what he did, jus saying he may not be the nitwit everyone is making him out to be.