TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Antonio Smith, 35, a Florida man who was arrested for robbing a house after he flagged down cops to tell them that he DIDN’T just rob a house.
Smith allegedly stole 3 cellphones from a residence and ran out as the owner called police.
As we was walking down the road a few blocks later, he flagged down a cop to tell him that someone had robbed a house.
Police were suspicious of his demeanor and makeup and took him in for further questioning.
It was then that he was arrested for home invasion and grand theft.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Paul Pelton, 41 an Ohio man who was arrested after he filmed the victims at a deadly car crash.
Police say a car carrying two teenagers crashed into a house.
However, instead of checking to see if the occupants needed medical assistance, Pelton pulled out his cell phone and started filming the gory images.
Others who were in the area tried to help get to the teens, but Pelton didn’t offer any assistance.
Pelton posted the video to Facebook, police allege, and later tried to sell it to multiple TV stations.
For his lack of assistance police charged him with vehicular trespassing.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
A shoplifter at a mall in New Zealand, who was caught by police after he tried to run up the down escalator.
He then jumped over the railing to an escalator that was going up, and tried to run down it.
The unidentified bungling shoplifter was apprehended by the stores loss prevention officers.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
A woman in China, who refused to let police break the glass on her BMW to rescue her son who was locked inside, because it would damage her car.
The three-year-old got trapped inside his mother’s BMW.
But when firefighters got there, his mom wouldn’t let them break the window to save him.
She wanted to wait for the locksmith instead, because she didn’t want to damage her BMW.
When the kid started to faint they finally busted the window and rescued him.
Although no formal charges were pressed against the mother, she was chastised on the internet.