TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
A Seattle car thief, who broke into a car and swiped a pair of sunglasses, but left behind a lottery ticket that was a $1 million winner.
A couple noticed their car had a broken window when they woke up in the morning, so they called police and began to search it.
As they searched, they discovered an old Powerball ticket they had bought in February and forgotten about after no one hit the $500 million jackpot.
After the police came and took a report, the couple checked the numbers to find that they’d won $1 million.
Police are still looking for the sunglass thief.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Marlon Alvarez, 19, a Florida man who thought he could shoplift an AK-47 assault rifle from a pawn shop by sticking it down his pants.
Alvarez took the gun off the wall and shoved it down his pants, but the gun was so heavy that when he tried to run out with it, he could only limp.
The store owner called the cops, who quickly tracked him down and arrested him for grand theft.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
An unidentified Michigan woman, who went ballistic on a convenience store clerk after they were skimpy with the sprinkles on her ice cream cone.
Witnesses said the woman ordered an ice cream cone, but apparently was unhappy that the employee didn’t put enough sprinkles on it.
She started screaming at him, then tried to hit her friend for trying to calm her down.
The cops showed up, but the employee ultimately decided not to press charges.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Thomas Holborn, 25, a British man whose faulty electrical work caused a fire that led authorities to the pot plants he was growing in his attic.
Holborn, who works as a professional electrician, tried to fight the blaze himself, but was forced to call authorities as it continued to grow.
Fire fighters arrived to battle the blaze, but Holborn ran away because he was worried they might find his stash.
When the fire was extinguished, police noticed the grow factory in his attic.
A judge sentenced him to six months in prison and his electrician’s license was suspended for two years.