TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Tyler Butler, 21, a Florida man who tried to blow up his house by making a bomb from a bowling ball.
Butler had decided he was going to blow up his home because the bank had recently foreclosed on it.
He put gunpowder in one of the bowling ball finger holes and added a rope as a fuse.
It didn’t work, so he took his lighter and started small fires in the home to burn it down.
Neighbors called the fire department, who extinguished the flames.
One of the firemen spotted something inside that looked like a bomb, and called in the bomb squad.
Butler not only lost his home to the bank, but was busted for arson and trying to use a destructive device.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Wayne Weatherstein, 45, a Port St. Lucie man who reported his motorcycle as stolen to cover up for cheating on his wife.
Wayne told police he had left his motorcycle on the side of the road because it was out of gas and when he came back it was stolen.
However, after running the license plates in the area, they found a car registered to Wayne a few blocks away.
Wayne later confessed to making up the theft so he’d have an excuse for why he was gone so long.
He told the cops, quote, “I do stupid things for women.”
He was arrested on a misdemeanor making a false report charge.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Allen Richards, 33 and Erin Lawson, 32, a Tennessee couple who attacked their neighbor for calling cops on their loud love making.
Mark Galin, 57, called the cops on the two twice, once because of their loud sex, and once when they got into a screaming match.
But after the cops left, the couple went to the guy’s apartment and attacked him with a rake.
They were both arrested for aggravated assault.