TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Jeff Waters, a Florida man who tried to cash a check worth $368 billion and wasn’t sure why it didn’t work.
Waters walked into a Jacksonville Bank of America and presented his identification along with the check for $368 billion.
Police were called after Waters became upset that the bank wouldn’t cash the check, which he’d purchased blank from a homeless man named Tito for $100.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
David Menzies, 30, a Florida man who attempted to rob a bicycle store that was located next to a crowded self-defense studio.
A group of men training in the Hammerfist Gym heard a noise coming from the bicycle store that was attached to the gym.
A trainer and several students went outside to find that the store had been broken into and then noticed Menzies trying to load clothing and bicycles into a Jeep.
As he ran to the Jeep to drive away, the trainer was able to pin him to the ground using jiu-jitsu moves and they called police.
In addition to clothing and $15,000 worth of bicycles, police also determined that Menzies was driving a stolen Jeep.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Geoffrey Mark Ogara, 52, and Martin Perez, Jr., 19, who swiped a sailboat from a Morro Bay, California dock, then realized neither one knew how to sail.
The pair apparently had plans to live the good life on the high seas, however, since neither had any sailing skills they lost control of the 20-foot vessel and beached it on a sand bar.
After their attempts to free the boat failed, they called the cops for help.
They’ve been charged with felony grand theft.