TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Joshua Jording, 26, a Pennsylvania man who was arrested after he robbed a Taxi dispatcher while wearing a sweater with his name on it.
The owner of the Veteran’s Cab Company told police,”The face looked familiar. Once I saw the sweatshirt and the name ‘Josh’ on it, it made it all the more clear who it was.”
A search warrant was obtained for Jording’s residence, and officers found guns, phones, and clothing worn during the crime, as well as marijuana and paraphernalia.
Jording was charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and drug charges.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Aftenposten, Norway’s second-biggest newspaper, which is catching heat for running an obituary for Santa.
The fictional death announcement was for “Dear Father Christmas, born 12 December 1788”, said to have died on 3 December in Nordkapp, Norway’s northernmost point.
The funeral was to be held on 28 December at the “North Pole Chapel.”
The newspaper blamed the error in its internal procedures.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Carlos Molina, 46, and his wife Catherine Molina, 43, two identity thieves in Florida, who were busted because they used a stolen credit card to pay their vet bills, but used the real names of their dogs.
Investigators traced the charges on the stolen card to their building and asked the landlord if anyone had two Shih Tzus named Romeo and Julieta.
He immediately pointed them to the Molinas.
Both were arrested for federal mail and identity theft charges.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Brandy Noel Gramling, a manager of a Subway in Florida, whose attempt at creating a crime scene was foiled because she forgot about the security cameras.
Gramling stole cash from the register, and locked herself in a walk-in freezer to make it look like a robbery.
But she apparently forgot about the security cameras, which got all her activities on video.
Gramling told police after she was arrested, that she made the whole story of an armed robbery up to cover the theft.