TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Robert Williams, 38, who is facing charges after he challenged his daughter to a duel and actually shot at her, but missed.
Police in El Paso County, Colorado say Williams was arguing with his wife and daughter when he told his daughter to go get a gun so they could “duel.”
Williams then pulled out his own shotgun, touching off a struggle with his wife in which the gun fired a shot.
Police say the daughter later fired a shot of her own, but no one was hit.
Williams then went to the shed and got another gun, which he pointed at his wife.
His wife grabbed the rifle, her children, and went to a neighbor’s house.
Williams faces charges of menacing, prohibited use of a weapon, and child abuse.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Ramon Calva-Marin, 34, who was too drunk to drive, so he had his 14-year-old son drive instead, however he was also drunk.
Police in Pennsylvania pulled over the teen for erratic driving.
They learned he was driving, because his father, who was also in the car, was even more drunk.
Dad had a BAC of .26 and the teen had a BAC of .11, both too drunk too drive.
The son was charged with drunk driving, and dad is looking at charges for endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of a minor.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Trevor Woodside, 33, an Irishman who drove drunk to a date and got into a head-on collision with the woman he was meeting.
Police in Belfast say Woodside had a few too many drinks, borrowed his boss’s Mercedes, without permission, and sped off to meet his date and then had a head-on crash with her.
The woman required several surgeries.
Woodside was sentenced to 21 months in jail for drunk driving, car theft, and causing grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Bob Stackowitz, 71, who escaped from prison 48 years ago, and was finally caught after he applied for Social Security benefits under his real name.
The Georgia Corrections Department had long since stopped actively looking for Stackowitz, who escaped from prison 48 years ago after serving about 2 years of a 17-year sentence for robbery.
After he was arrested, Mr. Stackowitz spent five days in the Bridgeport Correctional Center, but was released after friends chipped in to help him make bond.
It’s unclear if the State of Georgia will press charges, or wait until after he is extradited to Georgia.