TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Daniel Lafayette, 53, who was arrested for assault and battery, after he kicked a six-year old girl after he believe she was stealing the tokens he dropped at a Chuck E. Cheese in Massachusetts.
Lafayette was at a Chuck E. Cheese when he dropped his tokens.
Police say the mother of the girl told them she was trying to help Lafayette pick up the tokens.
But he apparently thought the girl was trying to steal them so he kicked her.
Lafayette pleaded not guilty to an assault and battery charge on Monday.
He was freed on $500 cash bail.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Gregory Bellotti, a Pennsylvania dentist, who’s facing charges after he chugged a bottle of vodka on his lunch break, and showed up to work on patients with a blood alcohol level more than five times the legal limit to drive.
One of his concerned employees called 911 when Bellotti returned from lunch hammered.
Luckily the staff postponed his afternoon patients appointments.
When first responders showed up, Bellotti’s blood alcohol level was more than five times the legal limit to drive.
The exact number was .418, which can be fatal.
Bellotti’s dental license has been suspended.
As an added bonus, last month he was charged with reckless endangerment and public drunkenness.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
A homeowner in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, who almost burned his house down trying to get rid of a wasp nest by pouring gas on it and setting it on fire.
The fire itself didn’t do much damage, but firefighters had to break through an interior wall in the basement in order to spray water into the frame to extinguish embers that had fallen into the wall.
Fire chief John Kaplanis called the incident a “costly lesson learned” and said people hoping to rid themselves of pests such as wasps and hornets should call a professional pest control company or use a commercial insect repellent.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
A Walmart in Evansville, Indiana, which landed in a controversy after a Twitter photo was taken showing guns as part of the “Back to School” items.
The picture taken at one of its stores went viral on social media.
In the picture, a sign with the tagline, “Own the school year like a hero,” was seen displayed above a gun rack.
It appeared the guns were being marketed as “Back to School” items.
Responding to the tweets, the retail giant apologized and informed the sign was removed.
However, in another Tweet, the retail giant said the company confirmed with the store manager, who said there was no such sign near the guns.