TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
A defendant on “Judge Judy,” who managed to incriminate himself in just 26 seconds.
Plaintiff Gina Paradeza began detailing the items she had in her purse when it was stolen, including an earpiece.
That’s when one of the two accused men said, “There was not an earpiece in there, ma’am.”
A laughing Judge Judy Sheindlin stopped the case and immediately awarded $500 to the plaintiff.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Erin Klich, 35, who was arrested in Florida after she called 9-1-1 to report that she gave her drug dealer $75 for some weed and she didn’t get enough.
When police arrived, Klich was waiting outside her home, still on the phone with dispatchers.
Police handcuffed Klich and put her in a patrol car for misuse of a 9-1-1 call.
Officers later found a bag of pot wedged in their car seat.
Authorities said if Klich wouldn’t have called the emergency line, it’s likely she could have avoided the charges.
Instead, Klich was jailed with two misdemeanors — one for the misuse of 9-1-1 and the other for possession.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
A woman in Eastern Europe, who confused hair mousse with expanding builder’s foam and ended up in an emergency room.
Although we’re not sure why there was a can of expanding foam that’s used in construction with her hair products, the unidentified woman apparently didn’t notice as she added some to her hair.
A viral photo taken shows the woman sitting in a waiting room looking understandably unhappy with a giant solid helmet of polyurethane foam on her head.
Twigs and leaves are stuck to the foam, leading to speculation that there might be more to the story than she’s telling.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Andrew Rector, 27, a baseball fan, who attempted to sue ESPN for $10 million after two announcers made fun of him for falling asleep at a Yankees game last year.
During the fourth inning of the ballgame, an ESPN camera showed Rector sleeping in his second-row seat in the ballpark’s lower level.
Dan Shulman referred to the snoozing fan as “oblivious,” while John Kruk commented that the stadium was “not the place you come to sleep.”
Despite Rector’s wishes to sue for defamation of character, a judge dismissed his case.