TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Scott Wilk, a member of the State Assembly in California, who accidentally voted “yes” on a new spending bill, because he was posting on Facebook about why he’s against the bill and got distracted.
Wilk was the sole Republican to vote for California’s record $117.5 billion spending plan.
The Santa Clarita lawmaker later clarified he accidentally supported the bill in the Capitol while opposing it on Facebook.
He later posted on Twitter, “My wife is right – I can’t multitask!”
Talk about your political double-speak!
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Kimberly Poirier, a sheriff’s deputy in Charleston, South Carolina, who was charged with third-degree assault after she kneed a man in the groin who photobombed her group at a party.
The off-duty cop was at a party with some friends, when a guy photobombed them.
So she chased him down and kneed him in the groin.
She was arrested and placed on administrative leave while her case is under investigation.
However, her smiling mugshot doesn’t make her look too concerned about her crime.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Justin Morris, 29, of Lincoln, Nebraska, who broke into a home and stole just two things; a television and a slab of bacon.
The burglary was so minimal that the victim didn’t know she’d been robbed for 12 full hours.
Once she figured it out, she called the cops, who had found Morris passed out drunk on a lawn two blocks from the house several hours earlier, with a TV next to him and a slab of bacon in his pocket.
At the time, they’d just sent him home, because they couldn’t connect him to the burglary.
Once they learned of the burglary, officers went back to his place and arrested him.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Kayla Michelle Finley, 27, of South Carolina, who was jailed for failing to return a VHS tape of Monster-In-Law.
Finley was at a police station on another matter when officers unearthed an arrest warrant for her.
She had rented the Jennifer Lopez movie from a video store that is now out of business over a decade ago.
The store’s owner had contacted the police in a bid to get her to return it.
She was arrested on the misdemeanor charge and had to spend a night in jail because her hearing could not be held until the following day.