TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
A French food reviewer, who was fined €7,500 ($8,207) after it was learned he had written his bad review five days before the restaurant opened.
The critic commented the restaurant was “very over-rated, it was all show, there was very little on the plate, and the only thing that was well loaded was the bill.”
The restaurant fought back by proving the reviewer had never eaten there, because the review was written five days before they opened for business.
When the reviewer was tracked down and hauled before a court, judges decided that the fake reviewer should pay €2,500 in damages as well as the restaurant’s costs for tracking them down.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
James Hubert, 24, a Georgia Tech student nicknamed “007,” who is recovering from injuries he sustained after he tried to do a James Bond “jumping on a moving train” stunt and failed.
He was missing for two days until his friends realized his date had left her iPhone in his jacket and they tracked it with the “Find my iPhone app.”
They found Hubert next to some train tracks, face down in the dirt, and covered in blood.
He lied to authorities about the incident and said he was mugged.
However, the cops have surveillance footage of the failed train jump.
So when he gets out of the hospital, he could face criminal charges for lying about being mugged.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
D’laontie Lewis, 26, who walked into a middle school in West Virginia, dressed as Justin Bieber and asked them to stop the morning announcements so he could sing to the kids over the PA.
The cops arrived and took him to a hospital for a mental evaluation, but he snuck out and did it again at a daycare.
Now he’s facing several charges for trespassing, disorderly conduct, and drug possession, because they found a small amount of marijuana on him.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
John Litton, 69, who beat up several competitors at a Monopoly tournament in Branson, Missouri after he was denied the right to play this year, because of his unsportsmanlike conduct at last year’s tournament.
Witnesses say that after attempting to register, Litton was informed of his ineligibility, at which point he began punching and kicking random people.
No one was seriously hurt, but John was arrested for five counts of assault, disturbing the peace, and trespassing.