TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
A 21-year-old Traverse City, Michigan man, who was jailed for choking his 41-year-old mother over the lyrics of a Justin Bieber song.
The man was in the car with his mother, 17-year-old sister, and 70-year-old grandmother when a Justin Bieber song came on the radio.
The mother and son started arguing about the song while she was driving, so she pulled over then climbed into the back seat to tell her son not to be disrespectful in front of his 70-year-old grandmother.
The son responded by choking his mother.
The police arrived and he was arrested on assault charges.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Peter Dreier, 42, whose road rage got him arrested after he deliberately rammed a San Diego police parking enforcement officer’s vehicle.
Dreier got angry after receiving a ticket for parking in a loading zone.
He saw the parking enforcement officer sitting in their special motorized vehicle, so he rammed it, causing it to flip on its side with them in it.
He then fled the scene.
Police responded and the injured officer was taken to the ER.
Dreier returned to the scene and turned himself into officers.
He’s been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Phillip Burnside, 46, who was arrested for home invasion charges after he was caught, on camera, stealing three rolls of toilet paper from a neighbor.
The resident got an alert from his security system that someone was in his living room.
So he called his sister and asked her to go check it out.
She saw Burnside when she got there.
However, he acted like a concerned neighbor and pretended to help her look for whoever broke in.
When police and the resident reviewed the security footage they saw Burnside had broken in.
He eventually admitted to stealing the three rolls of toilet paper.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
An unidentified Austin, Texas police officer, who was fired after he failed a self-administered Breathalyzer test after he had reported for work drunk.
The officer, whose duties ironically include administering Breathalyzer tests, showed up for work then drove his patrol car for a self-administered breath test required by his certification.
The results showed a blood-alcohol concentration of .064-0.65 percent.
The officer drove back to his substation and gave the results to his supervisor, who told him to “stay out of service until sober.”
A state police scientist said an extrapolation of the results meant the officer reported for work with a .084-.124 percent blood-alcohol concentration, well above the state limit of .08 percent.
The officer was fired and his supervisor was suspended for 60 days.