TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Richard Bull, 32, who was electrocuted to death after he tried to charge his phone and use it while bathing.
It’s believed Bull had plugged his charger into an extension cord from the hallway and rested his iPhone on his chest while bathing.
He suffered severe burns on his chest, arm, and hand when the charging phone touched the water.
Product safety manager Steve Curtler said people would not get electrocuted from a mobile appliance such as a laptop or mobile phone if it was not being charged.
So far Apple has not responded to requests for a comment.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Trace Schofield, 17, Desmond Trok, 18, and Matthew Jones, 18, three Wisconsin teenagers, who were busted for selling drugs at a gas station located right next to a police station.
While a nine-year veteran of the drug task force was pumping gas into his squad car, he watched the teens make the sale of a quarter-pound of marijuana.
Within seconds, the teens were surrounded by cops from the police station, located next to the gas station they were at.
All three were arrested on drug charges.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
A 19-year-old Alabama spring breaker, who learned if you’re sporting a fake I.D., hauling seven 30-packs of Natty Light and some pot, don’t get caught speeding.
During a traffic stop for speeding and driving recklessly, the driver presented an Alabama driver’s license with a clearly altered year of birth.
When confronted about it, he said the document was just “dirty” and that he actually was born in 1998.
While he was being arrested, cops found seven 30-pack cases of Natural Light beer in the back seat and marijuana in the console.
He was charged with unauthorized possession of a driver’s license, underage possession of liquor and possession of marijuana, all of which are misdemeanors.
Plus, we’re sure he’ll have a traffic citation or two for good measure.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Andrew Villanueva, 22, who got a $200 tribal tattoo while on Spring Break in Key West, fled without paying, but eventually paid after being threatened and ridiculed on social media.
Villanueva got a $200 tribal shark tatted on his calf, but left the shop without paying.
Then he showed off his tat on Instagram.
The tattoo shop owner saw it and commented, “Bring your punk a– back to my shop and pay for your (expletive) tattoo.”
Then friends of the tattoo shop allegedly threatened him on social media and, even worse, contacted his father.
Villanueva returned to pay his debt and claimed his card got declined and left looking for an ATM, but panicked and never came back.
No word on if the spring breaker is facing any charges.