TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Pamela Downs, 45, a Florida woman who told cops she was passing counterfeit money because she read online that President Obama created a law allowing anyone to print their own money.
Downs tried to pass a fake $5 bill at a convenience store that was printed on computer paper and each side had been glued together.
The cops were called and they found a $100 bill in her purse that was also counterfeit, printed in black and white and the back of the bill was printed upside down.
The cops also discovered a receipt for a printer and copy paper in her purse.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Jonathan Potzler, 28, a Colorado man who learned calling 911 to complain about your passenger isn’t the thing to do if you’re carrying $700,000 worth of drugs in your car.
Potzler, called 911 saying he was in the Wal-Mart parking lot and a woman he didn’t know refused to get out of his car.
Police arrived and got suspicious, so they searched the vehicle and found 16 pounds of methamphetamine in a car, worth more than $700,000.
Both Potzler and his passenger were arrested.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Jonathan Cintron, 22, and Michael Portelli, 24, who were arrested in Florida when police investigating a dog bite smelled pot coming from their home.
Officers arrived at their Tampa home to investigate a report that their pitbull had escaped and bit a woman.
The two men were cooperative during the dog bite investigation, but refused consent to search the house after cops smelled a suspicious odor.
Deputies obtained a search order and seized marijuana, mushrooms, amphetamines, and a small marijuana plant found growing in the backyard.