TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Pedro Ewing, a Pennsylvania man who was arrested for robbing a bar after leaving fingerprints on a bottle that he thought about stealing, but put back.
Ewing initially grabbed a $32 fifth of Gentleman Jack whiskey and flashed a gun at the employee, demanding cash.
However, on his way out, he put down the original bottle and grabbed a $60 half-gallon bottle instead.
The bottle he left behind had his fingerprints all over it and that’s all officers needed to arrest him.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Charles Manuel, a chiropractor in Iowa, who lost his license after he was accused of giving people exorcisms and letting them pay by sleeping with him.
Manuel had also urged some patients to stop taking medications that they’d been prescribed.
Manuel agreed to surrender his Iowa license and cannot apply for reinstatement for at least 10 years.
No word if any criminal charges were filed.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Christopher Heredia, 25, a cop in Sweetwater, Florida, who was arrested in a drug sting being run by a different department.
Miami Police were conducting surveillance in an area known for drug activity and spotted a deal going down.
Heredia was pulled over and acted very nervous.
Cops found the baggie containing the crack on the driver’s side floor along with drug paraphernalia and three Xanax pills.
At some point during the search, Heredia blurted out, “The crack is not for me, it’s for my wife.”
The officer was charged with purchase of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was also put on leave by his department, pending the results of the trial.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Five teenagers in Florida, who are facing charges for breaking into a bunch of houses to steal gold so they could make themselves gold teeth.
Cops believe they broke into 20 different homes before getting caught.
The teens, all 16 or 17, are now facing burglary and grand theft charges.