TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Tommie Woodward, 28, who was killed after he swam in a Texas bayou despite signs reading “Warning: Alligators!”
Woodward was attacked early Friday morning at a private marina near the Louisiana line.
The owners of the marina recently had spotted the 11-foot long alligator on several occasions, and put up a sign warning people to stay out of the water.
Woodward, who was with a female companion, didn’t adhere to the warning and ended up as the gator’s breakfast.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Dong-Pyou Han, 58, a scientist at Iowa State University, who faked his researched results and now must pay back the $7.2 million in grant money he received.
Han altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV.
In addition to paying back the grant money, he was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison for making false statements in research reports.
He apparently did it to impress his mentor.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Keith Ney, 54, who robbed a New Jersey bank four months after he was released from prison for robbing the same bank five years earlier.
Ney entered the bank in Atlantic City and gave a teller a note that said he had a gun.
Police immediately recognized him from the surveillance video and he was arrested a short time later.
Ney had received a 4-year, 9-month prison term for robbing the very same bank branch in 2010.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Christina M. Mabry, 37, a Richmond, Virginia woman who was arrested for murder after she posted about it on Facebook.
Police had responded to a domestic disturbance at Mabry’s apartment and found her partner bleeding profusely from a gun shot wound to his chest.
She initially claimed it was self-defense because he was abusing her.
She was dismissed by police, but she posted so many times about it on Facebook that they reopened the case.
Police subsequently arrested her on the charge of second-degree murder.