TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
David Durham, 40, a Florida man who was arrested for breaking into a car while wearing a shirt that said, “Warning, I do dumb things.”
Police identified him after watching surveillance video that showed him burglarizing a car while wearing the t-shirt.
They found him at his house a few days later and he had the shirt on again, so it’s now in his mug shot as well.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
A would-be burglar in California, who was busted after he heated up some tater tots and took a nap on the sofa of the house he broke into.
The homeowner was home at the time and she went downstairs to find the man asleep on her sofa.
She ran back to her bedroom, called police and then ran out the front door.
This apparently woke the man, who fled out the back.
Officers, who just so happened to be on the next street, spotted him and tried to handcuff him.
They used a stun gun on him twice when he resisted.
Police say the man had a criminal history including arrests for drug and weapons possession.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Jesse Roepcke, 27, a Florida man who was busted for hiding marijuana in his rectum after police pulled him over for shining a laser pointer at oncoming cars.
Roepcke was sitting in the passenger seat of a friend’s car when police pulled him over for shining the laser pointer.
But things just got worse from there.
When he was taken to the station house, a baggie of marijuana fell from his rectum.
He’s been charged with drug possession and pointing a laser light at drivers.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
John Maguire, 54, a Scottish man who suffered severe burns after trying to steal a live 11,000-volt high-voltage electricity cable off a telephone pole.
Maguire told police he was stealing the cable because of its high resale value, but it didn’t work out as he was electrocuted and suffered horrific burns to his right hand and wrist.
The attempted theft plunged a large area of the town into a blackout until Scottish power engineers fixed it.
A Scottish power insider said, “This was utterly moronic – it’s hard to imagine anything more idiotic than tampering with a live high-voltage cable.”