TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
A British man who robbed a hardware store and then complained that the store was circulating his photo online without his permission.
Police say Nicholas Allegretto was seen on camera stealing a $36 engineering magnet so the store posted photos and videos online in hopes of catching him.
However, police wound up catching him when he showed up to the station to complain that the store was using his image without permission.
He claimed the photos cost him his job as a roofer, but police arrested him for theft on the spot.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
A robber in Houston, who got his face on camera after he robbed a film crew.
The camera crew was filming a promotional video in front of a “We Love Houston” sign when a man approached them and pulled out a gun.
The men turned over their money as well as their gear, but one of the Go Pros fell off a tripod and recorded the man’s image as he ran away.
Police hope someone will identify him.