TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Alana Nicole Donahue, 27, a woman in Oregon, who was arrested last week for towing her two-year-old daughter, her four-year-old son, and her eight-year-old nephew in a small, plastic red wagon behind her car during rush hour.
Donahue told police it wasn’t a big deal, that she was “showing the kids a good time,” and only driving 5 miles per hour.
However, witnesses said it was more like 30 MPH.
One witness told police the youngest child began to cry after the wagon went up on two wheels during the trip.
BTW, this all happened at 5 p.m., a busy time of the day for rush hour traffic.
Donahue was arrested and charged with two counts of reckless endangerment of children under five.
Police were not initially aware of the third child and a third charge is now pending.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Claudia Diane Quillian, who was arrested after she showed up at a parole meeting with someone else’s urine and a baggie of crack.
Quillian showed up to her parole and probation office for her mandatory drug test with someone else’s urine.
Quillian was about to be transported to jail, when a probation officer and cop spotted a baggie with crack among papers she had been holding.
Although she denied the drugs were hers, the drugs and the fraudulent urine sample have landed her with more jail time.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Michael Mott, who called police 98 times in 6 hours.
Mott called 911 in Clearwater, Florida, repeatedly saying, “Y’all give my money back,” and, “Y’all (expletive) better give me my money.”
However, he refused to give his name or his location.
Apparently, the money Mott was referring to had to do with a January drug arrest where police say he sold drugs to officers.
Police were eventually able to locate and arrest him.
Mott claims that his drug charges are no longer being pursued by the state attorney’s office.
That’s why he wants it back.
However, the police have collared him for another reason: harassing phone calls and abuse of the 911 service.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
An armed robber, whose arms were so full of loot, he couldn’t open the door to escape.
A worker said the man asked for a pack of cigarettes, and then brandished a gun.
The man demanded all the cash from the register and rolls of scratch-off Lotto tickets.
However, the bandit’s hands and arms were so full, he kept dropping his loot.
He fumbled with the door of the store and had to shove his gun into his waistband before he could exit.
Cops say the man escaped, but left a trail of stolen Lotto tickets.