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I'm Not The Kind Of Guy Who Uses A Real-Life Skull Bong

One of the teenagers accused of smoking pot out of a

stolen skull

said he wasn't part of the group that dug up the grave. Kevin Jones, 17, talked to Hair Balls from Harris County Jail, after being convicted of using a stolen credit card and sentenced to six months in state prison.

"I want you to know I'm not the kid people think I am," Jones said.

Which would be, we guess, the kind of person who would dig up a grave and make a skull bong.

A friend asked Jones to go to a Humble cemetery in March – about two months before Jones was arrested for the incident – but Jones said he didn't go. During the next couple days, different stories were told by his friends about what happened. A grave was dug up, Jones said, but he wasn't sure if a skull was used as a bong.

Jones and his friends were already being investigated for using stolen credit cards. An officer with the Houston Police Department, Sergeant Jim Adkins, asked Jones to snitch on a friend or set someone up on a drug deal, according to Jones, but he said he refused.

"He got angry and told me he would arrest me one way or another," Jones said.

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Adkins could not be reached for comment.

The cops busted Jones on the credit-card charges, and Jones bonded out. In May, he was arrested for the grave robbing – charged with assault on a corpse – and taken to Harris County Jail. A hearing is scheduled for Monday, and Jones said he plans to fight the charge.

"Y'all going to see, when the trial ends, I'm not guilty," Jones said.

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