TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
A woman in Israel, who lit a man’s car on fire at a gas station because he refused to give her a cigarette.
Security camera footage shows the woman approaching a man who was fueling his car.
She apparently asked him for a cigarette, and he refused.
So she pulled a lighter out of her pocket and put the flame next to the fueling nozzle, causing an immediate fire.
The man was quick thinking and pulled the nozzle out of the car, possibly preventing the fire from spreading into the gas pump and causing a huge explosion.
The woman was arrested soon after the event, but she denies the accusations against her.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Levi Charles Reardon, a wanted Tennessee man, 23, who got himself arrested after he “liked” a Facebook post about how he was one of the state’s most wanted fugitives.
Reardon had been a suspect in a case involving the theft of a wallet and personal checks.
Police used his Facebook account to track him down and he was arrested without incident.
According to police records, Reardon had two warrants for his arrest.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
An unidentified man in Ontario, Canada, who is facing several charges after being pulled over while driving a van without doors, windows, or a license plate.
A wooden stool was strapped to the van’s roof, and a triangular slow-moving vehicle sign was tied across the back of the van where the license plate should have been.
Police learned the 66-year-old driver also had his license suspended and there was also no insurance on the van (or what’s left of it.)
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Chad Shanks, the Digital Manager for the Houston Rockets NBA team, who lost his job over a Tweet he posted.
The Tweet had an emoticon of a pistol pointed at a horse’s head, in reference to the Mavericks’ mascot, along with the message “Shhhhh. Just close your eyes. It will all be over soon.”
The Rockets’ Twitter account removed and then apologized for the Tweet.
“I did my best to make the account the best in the NBA by pushing the envelope, but pushed too far for some and for that I apologize,” Shanks wrote.