TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Carnell Eugene Butler, 18, a car thief in Florida, who was busted after he left his court paperwork from another car theft arrest behind in a stolen car.
St. Petersburg police say officers found a stolen Infiniti with Butler’s documents related to a previous auto theft arrest.
Detectives contacted Butler, who arranged to pick them up.
When he arrived at police headquarters, a detective arrested Butler and found keys to a stolen Hyundai Sonata in his pocket.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Dashawn Cochran, 23, who robbed a Maryland convenience store then tried to use Uber as his getaway car.
Police believe his driver picked him up without realizing Cochran had just robbed the store.
And there was a passenger in the car, because Cochran had used UberPool, that’s where you save money by agreeing to share a car with other random people.
The driver and a passenger already in the car were surprised when police pulled them over.
Cochran was arrested and the driver and passenger were cleared, eventually.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Katherine Gaydos, a Florida woman who accidentally glued her eyelid shut after a friend mistook super glue for eye drops.
Gaydos got a piece of debris in her eye while blowing leaves last week.
She asked a friend for help, but instead of coming back with eye drops, the friend returned with a small bottle of fingernail glue.
Gaydos didn’t pay attention to the writing on the bottle and applied some to her eye.
For the next eight days, Gaydos tried to find a doctor willing to treat her, because she didn’t have medical coverage.
She eventually found one willing to help.
That doctor said he’s seen multiple cases of this happening.
Luckily Gaydos expects to have no permanent damage after the incident.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Roshawn Garrett, 23, an Oregon man with a long history of crimes, who was arrested wearing a T-shirt that said, “Warning: I do dumb things.”
Garrett was tracked down by a K-9 police officer while trying to elude officers.
He was arrested on two counts of attempt to elude, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Garrett’s criminal history includes previous charges of felony elude, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and driving with a suspended license.
Hey, the T-shirt was right!