TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Fake cop Joshua Dwayne Lynam, 24, who used his truck, equipped with red and white flashing lights, to pull over an actual police deputy in an unmarked car.
The Florida deputy was driving along on the Interstate when saw the flashing lights, and pulled over to let the vehicle go by.
However, the deputy said Lynam, who was posing as a cop, tried to conduct a traffic stop.
The deputy turned the tables and asked Lynam to produce his identification, and he could not.
He was arrested for impersonating a police officer and various other charges.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Darren Searchwell, a Florida man who swiped a laptop then tried to sell it back to the owner.
The victim told police that he saw his stolen laptop for sale on Craigslist.
So the detective in Fort Pierce, Florida setup a meeting with the seller.
When police confronted Searchwell, he led officers on a chase that ended when a police K-9 officer cornered him in a nearby canal and arrested him.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Bank robber Timmie L. Smith, 58, who was caught after an FBI agent accidentally bumped into him, while getting some coffee at an Oregon Starbucks.
Smith was initially identified on surveillance cameras as the lead suspect in a robbery that took place one week earlier.
Police had no leads on his actual whereabouts until an agent randomly bumped into him at Starbucks and immediately recognized him and arrested him.
While being arrested Smith told FBI agents, “What took you so long?”
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Michelle Davis, 43, a Connecticut woman who couldn’t find her cell phone earlier this month so she called 911.
When cops showed up she very nonchalantly said, “Oh yeah my phone, I found my phone so I’m all set.”
So they arrested her for the misusing 911 emergency system.
It also turns out she’s made over 75 other 911 calls since March, for non-emergency reasons.