TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Paul Knight, 25, a mugger in England, who dropped his own phone after he stole a woman’s handbag, then called police asking how he could get it back.
They told him to just come in and claim it. When he did, they promptly arrested him.
You know you’re an idiot when your own lawyer calls you “stupid” in court.
The judge sentenced him to two years and four months in jail.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Three Michigan men, whose food trail led police from the restaurant they robbed to the place they were at.
The trio broke into a restaurant and stole the cash register and a big container of macaroni salad.
Then they took turns eating it as they walked home.
The cops simply followed the trail of macaroni salad right to their door.
All three were arrested for burglary.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
David Custer, an anchor at Saginaw, Michigan’s CBS affiliate, WNEM, who caused a Twitter uproar for depicting his co-anchor as the prostitute from Pretty Woman.
Custer swears he was just trying to make a joke when he Tweeted the photo depicting himself as Richard Gere and his co-anchor, Meg McLeod, as Julia Roberts, who played a prostitute in Pretty Woman.
Let’s just say, it didn’t go over well on Twitter.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
A 35-year-old New Jersey man, who tried to hide in the luggage area of a Greyhound bus going from New York to Virginia, but got caught when he smoked a cigarette and accidentally started a fire.
The bus driver noticed smoke and contacted authorities.
When firefighters arrived, they found the fire had started in the luggage compartment and found the stowaway inside.
Police said the stowaway was being treated for smoke inhalation from the fire.
It’s not known how the man got in the baggage compartment because all Greyhound bus drivers are required to check the luggage compartment, among other features of the bus, before departing.
The incident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.