TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Erick Deshaun Jones II, a Tampa man who is accused of setting fire to a door frame in order to enter his sister’s apartment.
Police say Jones came home drunk and his sister refused to allow him in.
After several attempts to kick the door down, Jones used a pocket lighter to set fire to the door frame.
A neighbor called authorities, who arrived before the fire could do major damage.
Jones was charged with arson of an occupied dwelling.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Rhonda Jean Fountain, who got mad that her boyfriend broke up with her so she set fire to a mobile home … her mobile home.
Detectives in Florida determined that the fire in Fountain’s mobile home had been set with a flammable liquid poured on a mattress and ignited.
She told investigators she did it because she was “overwhelmed and angry over a break up with her boyfriend.”
Fountain was charged with arson of structure or dwelling.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Ian Hespelt, 39, whose hipster mustache helped police catch the man they’d been looking for since last month.
Police in San Francisco have been looking for a guy who was caught on video last month bashing the side of a woman’s car with his bike lock.
They finally got their man, when a cop saw him riding his bike, and recognized his hipster mustache, which has two upward curls on either side of it.
Hespelt is facing charges for vandalism, inciting a riot, assault with a deadly weapon, and false imprisonment, because he tried to stop the woman from driving away.