TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Travis Turner, 27, a Pennsylvania man who made a fake 911 call, complaining of chest pains, just so someone would come and look at his faulty air conditioner.
Police in the town of Indiana, PA say that Turner called 911 and said he was having chest pains.
Paramedics rushed to his apartment, but when they got there, he told them he was fine.
He just needed help fixing his air conditioner.
Police charged Turner with obstructing emergency services and disorderly conduct.
According to the police, he’s made at least 60 fake 911 calls over the past three years.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
A Florida woman, who ran into the police after Tweeting, “Somebody bring me weed, I’ll pay you.”
The woman, who Tweets as Rosa Sparks, received a reply from an unlikely dealer, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, who replied “Where should we meet you?”
Sparks replied by saying, “follow back so I can DM you the location.”
After giving police the location, she realized who they were and didn’t show up.
But police released the story, and the woman says she’s enjoying the attention.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Jason Hubbard, a New Jersey man who broke into a home and hid under the bed for three days until the homeowner realized what was going on.
Hubbard apparently entered the home when the homeowner took out the garbage.
He stayed in the spare bedroom until the homeowner heard a noise in the room and spotted him.
Police charged Hubbard with burglary and theft of services because he allegedly charged his four cellphones in an electrical outlet under the bed.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Michael Healing, 28, a Buffalo man who stole a hearse from outside a funeral home as part of a plot to get out of a drug debt.
Police say Healing was in trouble from a drug deal gone bad and was out $11,000.
Healing claims he was kidnapped by a drug dealer and ordered to return the stolen money and a stash of drugs he’d also swiped.
So Healing plotted to trick the dealer into being caught with the stolen hearse.
However, Healing’s story gets even more complicated.
The theft of the hearse was preceded by the theft of his mother’s car, which, he’d given to the drug dealer as collateral.
After he was freed by the drug dealer and had stolen the hearse, he showed up at the police station to report his mother’s car had been stolen and that he had been kidnapped.
Police were on to him when he blurted out the word “hearse.”
Healing was booked on a variety of charges.