TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Clinton Archer Wells, 31, a cab driver in Florida, who was dumb enough to use his own cab as the getaway car for a bank robbery.
Investigators said Wells, who wore black fabric over his head, told employees he was carrying a gun.
After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, Wells escaped in the cab he drives for a living.
Witness gave police a description of the cab and police found Wells two minutes later.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Beverly F. Brooks, a certified nursing assistant, who faked her own kidnapping just to get out of work at a Tampa hospital.
Brooks went on a work break with her boyfriend and then failed to return.
A concerned coworker contacted her and Brooks claimed her boyfriend was holding her against her will.
Police were alerted and after a few hours, Brooks was allegedly found and confessed to fibbing to avoid going back to work.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Demetrius Johnson, 21, who led Missouri police on a high-speed chase, because he didn’t want his girlfriend to know he was cheating on her.
When St. Ann police finally stopped Johnson, they asked why he ran.
He told them the woman he was cheating with was in the car, and he didn’t want his girlfriend to find out.
He’s facing charges for felony flight and child endangerment, because there were also two kids in the car.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Darius Devonte McClain, a Florida man who tried to get out of trouble with the police by giving them his brother’s name, but was still arrested.
Police were dispatched to McClain’s apartment because of a noise complaint, but McClain gave them his brother’s name as well as the social security number of another man.
When police ran another check on McClain’s true identity, they learned he was on felony probation for introducing contraband into a detention facility.
He was arrested on the spot.