TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Alexander Katz, 19, who was arrested in Utah for stealing a car that he couldn’t drive.
Katz and his girlfriend stole a car from a man’s driveway, but didn’t get far because they couldn’t drive a stick shift.
After stalling the car multiple times, they called a taxi and waited outside a store for it.
The neighbor was out looking for his car and when he saw it, Katz took off on foot.
The cops arrested the girlfriend right away and Katz was tracked down a few hours later.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Two Turkish men, who were arrested for creating fake popsicle sticks so they could claim free ice cream in a store promotion.
A store in Istanbul started a promotion 3 years ago where they would mark certain popsicle sticks with the word “Free” that would then entitle customers to return to the store for free ice cream.
They alerted authorities after realizing that they were getting back a lot more “free” sticks than they created.
Police ultimately tracked the sticks to an office building where they found two men who later confessed to the crime.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Cheryl Elkinton, 56, a Wisconsin woman who beat a store manager with a VCR after she got frustrated with a self-service machine.
It’s unclear why she was carrying a VCR, but as she attempted to check out of a grocery store, the self-service machine froze.
The manager made several attempts to unfreeze it, but Elkinton berated him so much that he ordered her to leave the store.
It was then that she belted him in the head with the VCR and fled the store.
Police were called and she was arrested a short while later.