TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Alex Gomez, 36, a Los Angeles man who was severely bitten by the rattlesnake he was taking a selfie with.
Gomez told doctors he found the rattlesnake on a hike so he put it around his neck for a selfie, and got bitten on the hand.
Now his doctors aren’t sure if they can save his hand or not.
Gomez is not getting much sympathy from anyone, including his own mother who called him a “fool” and wants to embarrass him as much as possible.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Cindy Sanchez Carabeo, 50, a Tampa woman who robbed three banks within 30 minutes so she could throw her daughter a graduation party.
Carabeo, who had no prior criminal record, threatened tellers with death, but also wrote “Happy Mother’s Day” in her hold-up notes.
She was caught shortly after the third robbery when deputies noticed a car matching her description emitting red smoke, from a ruptured dye pack, and made the arrest.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Kyle Greisler, 36, who was arrested in Arizona after he road-raged in front of a driver who recorded the whole thing on his dash cam.
Police say Greisler was upset with a fellow motorist and began swerving and cutting off multiple drivers, a maneuver that resulted in two cars colliding.
Greisler left the scene of the accident, but the entire thing was recorded by the dash camera of the driver directly behind him.
He was arrested later that day.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Matthew Picca, 25, a North Carolina man whose wedding proposal plans went south when he dropped the engagement ring in the Atlantic Ocean.
Picca proposed to his girlfriend at a beach in North Carolina in front of her entire family.
However, he accidentally dropped the ring in the ocean.
Then his fiancée’s sister asked to use his cell phone, and dunked it underwater with the flash on because she thought it had a waterproof case.
It didn’t. The phone was ruined.
It took ten flashlights, five pairs of goggles, and over 90 minutes of searching in the water, but the ring was found.