TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Luis Orellana-Rivera, 26, of Des Moines, Iowa, who swiped a cab, because he was too lazy to walk six blocks.
Orellana-Rivera was at the hospital giving blood, but he didn’t want to walk home, so he decided to steal a taxi parked outside.
He then drove to his home six blocks away.
Police tracked the GPS location of the cab and arrested Orellana-Rivera on felony theft.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
A hunter in Norway, who shot dead two moose before realizing moments later that he was shooting through the fence of a zoo.
The hunter was with a group hunting moose with specially trained dogs at the boundary of the park.
One of the dogs went under the fence into the park after the scent of one of the huge animals and the hunter took a shot.
His bullet passed through one animal, killing it, and lodged in the stomach of a second, which later had to be euthanized.
Charges are pending further investigation.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Justin Taulbee, a fugitive in Kentucky, lead police right to him, because he had a friend tag him on a Facebook post.
Taulbee escaped from jail and had eluded cops for 48 hours until he filmed a video, and had a friend post it on Facebook and tag him in it.
Detectives saw it, tracked him down, and arrested him again.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Tom Carter, an actor involved in a reenactment of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, who inadvertently used live rounds instead of blanks.
Two people were injured as the two actors in the Tombstone Vigilante group engaged in a standoff as they re-enacted an episode from the town made famous by Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
One of the other actors took a bullet to the groin, and a woman in the crowd got hit by shrapnel.
An official at the reenactment said Carter arrived late and didn’t have his gun properly inspected.