TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Joshua Richardson, 30, who robbed an Illinois Dollar Store and unknowingly tried to hide in a house that belonged to the Chief of Police.
While police were investigating video footage of the crime, the officers received a call from the Chief of Police.
The Chief told the officers there was a suspicious looking character on his front porch asking to use the phone.
The cops described the man seen in the footage and it turned out to be who the Chief of Police was talking about.
Richardson also failed to notice the decorations on the front porch supporting law enforcement.
All Richardson could say when cops showed up was, “I knew I should have run.”
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Rezwan Hussain, 29, a bungling British drug dealer, who was caught red-handed after he threw bags of cocaine and heroin out of a window, only to have it land right next to a police vehicle.
Police raided the home of Hussain’s mother on suspicion of drug activity, prompting him to head to the attic and throw bags containing drugs out of the window.
However, those bags containing crack cocaine and heroin landed right next to the police vehicle.
The raid of Hussain’s mother’s home uncovered a £3 million ($4.59 million) drug factory.
Hussain was sentenced to 11 years, six months in prison.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
De’aireus Moore and Michael Whiley, both 19, two Florida men whose carjacking career was foiled by the car owner’s iPhone.
The pair pulled guns on a Florida couple and swiped their car but Police were contacted a short while later when the owner used a “Find my iPhone” app to track the phone’s location.
Within a few hours, officers had found the car and a police helicopter watched as the men bailed out of the vehicle and ran.
They were caught and arrested after a short search.
Moore and Whiley are facing charges of armed carjacking, aggravated assault and use of a firearm during a felony.
Court records show this is Moore’s fourth arrest this year.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
An irate woman, who was kicked off a flight for refusing to put her dog in a pet carrier.
The unidentified woman on board a United Express flight from Salt Lake City to Chicago refused to put her small dog in a carrier after it had allegedly growled and snapped at the flight crew.
A police officer boarded the plane and told the woman that the captain was requesting she get off the flight and take her dog with her.
She said she wasn’t getting off until she got a refund and acted belligerent about delaying the flight.
The woman was warned she would go to jail if she continued, to which she replied: “I’m not going to go to jail mister, you’re looking to the wrong lady.”
While being escorted from the plane the woman was heard saying, “This is my dog and I’m going to sue this country.”