TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
A 25-year-old woman in Ontario, Canada, who was pulled over for going nearly twice the speed limit because she wanted to catch the sunset.
The woman, who was going 150 k.p.h. (93 m.p.h.) in a 80 k.p.h. (49 m.p.h.) zone, told police she was speeding in an attempt to make it to the cottage to see the sunset.
The problem with her explanation? She was pulled over at 8:20 in the morning.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
An unidentified bank robber in Pennsylvania, who tried to make his getaway in a cab that got stuck in traffic, so he left the stolen loot in the back seat.
An officer on patrol in the area saw the suspect enter a cab that couldn’t move because of traffic.
The officer then saw the suspect flee, and he was captured a short distance away.
An undisclosed sum of money was recovered from the cab.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
The state of Kansas, which underfunded education and cut tenure, and now can’t find enough teachers to fill its classrooms.
Kansas school superintendent Alan Cunningham, of the Dodge City School District, said the school year is starting with teachers who are not fully certified.
He also said, “In the next three years I think we’ll have maybe the worst teacher shortage in the country.”
Capitalizing on the unrest among teachers, one Missouri school district put up billboards in Kansas attempting to recruit dissatisfied teachers.