TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Alex Lopatnyuk, a Polish man who crashed his car after taking a selfie while driving.
A video posted on YouTube by Lopatnyuk shows what happens when you pay more attention to your selfie stick than the road ahead of you.
The vehicle ahead of him was pulling a canoe and had to stop.
But Lopatnyuk didn’t notice and he ended up crashing into it, causing the canoe to smash into his windshield.
His insurance company has seen the viral video.
Good luck with your claim.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Mark Willis, a 40-year-old sex offender in England, who picked the wrong woman to prey on, because she’s a trained kickboxer.
Willis jumped out from behind a bush at 2:00 a.m. and punched a woman in the face, and tried to pin her.
That didn’t phase the woman, who quickly put him in a headlock with her legs, and choked him out.
With Willis laying unconscious, she called police.
Willis was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Hali Reichenbaugh, 24, who claimed she was groped by a Florida cop, because she was too afraid to tell her boyfriend she got ripped off during a drug deal.
Reichenbaugh initially told her boyfriend she had been pulled over, by what she believed, was an unmarked patrol car.
She claimed the unidentified policeman placed her in handcuffs and removed $200 from her jeans pocket and put her in the back of the patrol car where he groped her.
Her boyfriend told her she needed to report the incident, which she did.
But then Reichenbaugh told investigators that she made the whole thing up, because she was trying to purchase drugs and got ripped off.
Now she has an upset boyfriend and a criminal record.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Michael Claude, a 19-year-old burglar in Delaware, who broke into a middle school, but ended up calling 911 for help.
Claude broke into the school, rode around on the floor buffer, then got stuck in an elevator and had to call 911.
Claude was found wearing a local school’s letterman jacket that did not belong to him.
He was charged with third-degree burglary, criminal mischief, and theft.