TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Keshunte Taylor, 20, who managed to successfully rob an Arby’s restaurant, only to be foiled by her choice of getaway vehicles … a taxi cab.
Police in Gainsville, Florida were called after Taylor robbed the restaurant at gunpoint and then hopped into a waiting cab.
Witnesses gave the cops the cab number, and they were able to find it less than two blocks away and still in the same shopping plaza.
Taylor was arrested for robbery.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Dr. Ming Te Lin, a doctor in Chicago, who has been suspended for making his own vaccines out of vodka and cat saliva.
Investigators visited Lin’s Flossmoor, Illinois practice after receiving several complaints from health care providers who had witnessed his unorthodox methods.
When they arrived they found a cluttered, unsterile office and “a box filled with vials and tubes that Lin was using to make his own vaccinations.
None of Lin’s methods are approved by the Food and Drug Administration or regarded as legitimate medicine.
He also didn’t inform his patients of the risks of failing to follow vaccine guidelines.
His medical license has been suspended pending further investigation.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Broward, Florida Circuit Judge, Matthew I. Destry, who is in hot water after he suspended a robber’s 60-year prison sentence in exchange for help with his failed re-election campaign.
Destry is facing ethics charges related to his decision in November 2015 to sentence convicted robber Herbert Smith to 60 years in prison for violating his probation.
Destry suspended the sentence and had the convicted man work on his failed reelection campaign.
The Judicial Qualifications Commission says Destry could face sanctions such as a fine or a reprimand, and the Florida Bar will have jurisdiction to continue formal disciplinary action.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Peter Grosseto, 29, who was arrested for using his DMV work computer to stalk a woman and ask a woman out.
Grosseto works at the DMV on Staten Island in New York and wanted to ask out a woman who’d come into the DMV.
So he looked her up in the state’s computer database and got her number.
She learned how he got her number and reported him.
He was arrested and charged with felony computer trespassing.
DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner Terri Egan said Grosseto had been suspended from his job without pay.