TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Laquanda Newby, 25, a Virginia woman who left her kids in a hot car while turning herself in to police, for leaving her kids in a hot car.
Police found her six-year-old and one-year-old baby in the car with all the windows up, while it was 91 degrees out.
She’s now in jail for contributing to the abuse of a child.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Daneshia Lachelle Heller, 19, of Fort Lauderdale, who called 911 after her dealer took her $5 and didn’t deliver any drugs.
Police say Heller called 911 and said, “He got my money and I want my drugs. Can you send an officer?”
When a deputy arrived, Heller was angry and talking to herself.
The deputy said he checked the white substance found in Heller’s pocket and it tested positive for Alpha-PVP, or flakka.
She was arrested on several charges.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
The East Oregonian, a small-town newspaper from Pendleton, OR., which apparently doesn’t know the difference between ambidextrous and amphibious.
In an article about Oakland Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte, who is the first MLB pitcher in decades to be able to throw both right and left handed, the paper wrote, “Amphibious pitcher makes debut.”
“It’s a little embarrassing,” East Oregonian managing editor Daniel Wattenburger commented, while adding that the headline was a “silly mistake.”
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Geordie Rhodick, a 71-year-old man in Scotland, who recently threw out a lottery ticket worth a million bucks because he thought it didn’t win.
Luckily for him, his wife fished it out of the trash to double check the numbers, and sure enough, they’d actually won more than a million dollars.
Rhodick will now be hearing about how she saved the day until his dying days.