TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
A man in Las Vegas, who was seriously injured after he was trying to find a leak in his gas can while smoking a cigarette.
Fire crews responded to a fire in progress to learn that the man was smoking while examining a gas can.
The man suffered a series of burns and also had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
His wife was also injured when she tried to put the fire out by patting him down with her hands.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
44-year-old Steven Shuler of Monrovia, Indiana, who got stuck between the walls of his home for more than 24 hours after he hid from police and couldn’t get back out.
Cops had come to arrest him for a probation violation, but he crawled through a 16-inch hole to hide in his walls.
And it worked, the cops thought he wasn’t home, and they left.
However, he got stuck in there for more than 24 hours before his ex-wife found him and called for help.
The fire department got him out and he was arrested.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Stanley McQuery, 54, a California man who robbed a 79-year-old man and made his escape in the man’s electric wheelchair.
But it probably would’ve been faster to run, since those chairs are pretty slow.
The cops spotted him less than two blocks away and that’s when McQuery took off running, but a police dog caught up with him and bit him.
He was arrested and charged with robbery, burglary, and elder abuse.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Ibrahim Ahmad, a high school senior in Washington state, who was suspended for making a prom-posal to a girl that included a fake bomb.
Ahmad has a series of wires dangling from him as he held up a sign to his girlfriend that said, “Will you go to the prom with me, I’m kinda . . . the bomb!”
The girl said “Yes” and the cafeteria applauded, however, the school later suspended him when they saw a cell phone video of the event.
Ahmad says he picked the bomb gimmick to pay homage to his Middle Eastern heritage.
He said, “I’m Middle Eastern and I thought the bomb was kind of funny and clever.”
The school board disagreed.