TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO……
A Bronx, New York woman went berserk in a New Jersey Walmart — attacking five people with pepper spray and brandishing a knife. 39-year-old Imani Jones allegedly launched the wild attack while waiting in line at the North Bergen store on Sunday afternoon.
According to the report, Jones began yelling at store employees, then broke out her can of mace and sprayed at least four employees who were standing behind a counter. She then sprayed another customer and began to punch and scratch her in the face.
Jones then produced a knife and cornered an employee into a room and blocked the door with boxes. Police responded and pepper sprayed Jones before taking her into custody.
She was arrested and hit with a number of charges, including aggravated assault, endangering another person, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
AND THEN THERE’S……
A man accused of breaking windshield wipers and windshields on several cars in a Pasco County, Florida parking lot told deputies he did it because he was angry he couldn’t remember where he parked his own car.
Deputies say 60-year-old Albert Megnath bent, broke, and removed windshield wipers on several cars at the Northpointe Village Shopping Center in Lutz Saturday night. Removing the wipers also caused several windshields to crack.
A total of six vehicles were reported damaged. Deputies say that’s in addition to about ten other vehicles “in which the owners did not wish to be victims in this case.” According to the arrest report, the total cost of damage is estimated to be about $1,000.
The arrest report also says Megnath was not supposed to be at the shopping center because he was given a trespass warning back in September for vandalizing the property. The 60-year-old was arrested for criminal mischief and trespassing and taken to the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center.
OR HOW ABOUT……
A man accused of stealing 70 pairs of shoes admitted in court that he didn’t do it for style, but for “sexual pleasure” by sniffing them.
According to the Japan Times, Makoto Endo of Saitama, Japan, was arrested in September for looting more than $2,700 of footwear. Endo reportedly told police that it didn’t matter if the shoes he nabbed were from men or women.
He also preferred “well-worn” shoes. At the time of his arrest, police said they found many boxes of used footwear in his home. It isn’t clear how Endo managed to steal so many shoes from his victims, or what sentence he faces if convicted.
OKAY, ONE MORE……
An Ohio man has been charged with snowmobiling while intoxicated after a snowmobile accident early this past Sunday.
Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were called at about 1:20 a.m. to a hotel in Mayville to assist village firefighters with a snowmobiler injured in a crash. The operator was identified as 28-year-old John D. Karlovec of Cleveland, Ohio.
Deputies learned Karlovec had been riding his snowmobile on a public trail in Sherman when the crash occurred. Karlovec was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital by ambulance for treatment.
He was later found to have been operating his snowmobile in an intoxicated condition. The Ohio man was issued an appearance ticket for snowmobiling while intoxicated and is scheduled to appear in Sherman Town Court at a later date.