TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Johnathan Hewett, 25, a Florida man who learned if you have a distinctive tattoo, you should avoid getting caught on a surveillance camera.
Hewett, who sports a “Red Rum” tattoo on his neck, was spotted in surveillance videos during a break-in at an apartment complex.
The man who lives in the home told deputies he recognized Hewett as his former roommate’s friend who had visited the house several times.
He also said that Hewett knew there was a gun in the house.
Hewett faces possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of burglary tools, grand theft of a firearm, and armed burglary charges.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Uber driver Corey Robinson, who let his passenger take over driving during a 200-mile trip so he could nap… then woke up in a high-speed chase.
Robinson was driving a man from Philadelphia to the Bronx in New York when he asked his passenger to take over because he was sleepy.
He quickly nodded off, but when he woke from his nap 30 minutes later, the passenger he had picked up, 20-year-old Juan Carlos, was driving 86 MPH and being chase by police.
The cops tried to pull Carlos over and he didn’t want to stop, so he took off.
The chase finally ended when Carlos crashed Robinson’s car.
Carlos was arrested and Uber suspended Robinson while they investigate.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Lindsay Williams, 29, who punched an off-duty officer at a salad bar after he criticized her for using her hands instead of the tongs.
The off-duty cop was at a salad bar in Oklahoma and saw a woman scooping salad onto her plate with her bare hands.
When she told the woman she shouldn’t do that, the woman punched her in the face, knocking the deputy’s glasses off.
She was arrested for assault and battery.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
A 43-year-old man, whose enormous bulge in his pants led cops to the cocaine he was smuggling.
Cops in Spain were suspicious of a guy who’d just flown in from Costa Rica because of the massive bulge in his pants.
They stopped him and searched him.
It turns out he was packing almost a full pound of cocaine in there, so he was arrested for drug smuggling.