TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Alexsandra Conley, 18, who called police and reported a fake clown attack, because she was running late for work.
Conley told police she was on the way to work at a McDonald’s in Reading, Ohio when a guy dressed as a clown ran up and attacked her with a knife and slashed her thumb.
The police suspected something was amiss because the girl remained calm after the incident.
Officers started pressing her for more details, and she eventually admitted she made the whole thing up because she was running late for her job at McDonald’s, and didn’t want to get fired.
Officers cited her for filing a false police report.
No word on if she got fired from McDonald’s.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
A 52-year-old Michigan man, who got busted for growing pot in his house, because he also had a few plants growing in his front yard.
Police were at the home on an unrelated matter and saw several pot plants in the front yard.
They got a search warrant and found several marijuana plants, processed marijuana, and a firearm.
The man was arrested on a variety of charges.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Fake cop John Vincent Angelini, 51, who was arrested in Washington State after he tried to pull over a real off-duty detective.
Angelini had pulled behind the detective’s car and turned on his lights and siren.
The detective pulled over, but Angelini abruptly changed lanes and continued past him.
The detective then turned on his own lights and siren and stopped Angelini’s Crown Victoria.
The detective became suspicious because the car had red and blue lights on the grill and multiple antennas – which is not standard for police in that area.
Inside the car he found a radio microphone, emergency lights and switches, a dashboard-mounted camera, and other police gear.
But after talking to Angelini, he quickly determined he was definitely not a cop and arrested him.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Tyquaris Ward, 38, whose choice of footwear led to his arrest for arson.
Police in Fort Pierce, Florida were investigating a fire when they spotted a suspect on a surveillance camera wearing slippers.
They deduced that he must live nearby so investigators went around the area showing the surveillance shots to neighbors.
Several people recognized him and pointed the cops to his apartment.
When Ward answered the door his clothes smelled of smoke and he was arrested for arson.