TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
26-year-old Daniel Palmer, who mugged a tourist in Miami and stole his gold chain, then returned to complain when he realized it was fake.
Police say Palmer beat up a tourist in an alley and stole his chain.
He got about a block away when he realized the gold chain he had just swiped wasn’t real, so he went back and confronted the victim about it.
That gave the victim a chance to flag down the cops, who arrived and arrested Palmer for armed robbery.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
43-year-old Sirbio Sanchez, a New Jersey man whose release from prison lasted only seconds because he punched two security guards on his way out the door.
Sanchez had spent a month in jail for undisclosed charges, but as he was being led to freedom, he mouthed off to a guard, which lead to fisticuffs.
Sanchez’s stint as a free man was over before he could even take one step outside.
He was re-arrested and hit with five charges, including aggravated assault of a correctional officer and reckless endangerment.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Brazilian bodybuilder Romario dos Santos Alves, 25, who almost lost both arms after he injected oil and alcohol in his biceps to resemble the Incredible Hulk.
Alves said he first injected his muscles with a mix of oil and alcohol three years ago to make his muscles larger.
His biceps eventually grew to 25 inches.
Unfortunately, the muscles turned hard as a rock and caused him great pain and several health problems due to the toxins in the oil.
At one point, a doctor told him he would have to amputate his arms, but they were able to remove some of the “rocks” that had formed in his arms instead.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
A hammer-wielding, shirtless Seattle man, who needed to be rescued by firefighters after he climbed up onto a basketball hoop and somehow got stuck upside down.
Firefighters used a ladder to cut the net and get him safely down.
It was not immediately clear why the man had climbed up onto the hoop or why he was wielding a hammer.
Seattle police stated that he would possibly be arrested for property destruction “or at least goal-tending.”