TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Otha Montgomery, 18, an Ohio man who got away from police on a high speed chase, only to get caught when he went back to the starting point to find his hat.
Police had tried to stop Montgomery for running a red light, but he sped away.
The chase continued until he pulled into a driveway and ran away on foot.
It wasn’t until Montgomery returned to the scene an hour later to retrieve his hat that police caught him.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Charles McDowell, 54, a Florida man who brought along two 6-year-old boys with him to buy some drugs.
McDowell initially told police he was in his pickup truck with his kids when a stranger came up and robbed him at gunpoint, taking his wallet, money and keys.
However, McDowell later admitted he was there to buy pain pills from the man who robbed him.
He was arrested on charges including two counts of child abuse.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Charles Abbot, a Colorado man who brought a stuffed owl into the courtroom to act as his defense attorney.
Abbott is accused of violating a protection order involving his former roommate whom he assaulted at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Abbott placed a fuzzy stuffed owl at the defense table and told the judge that the owl, named “Soloman,” would be his legal counsel until a public defender was assigned to the case.
The judge ignored the owl, which had little to say during the proceedings, and the hearing ended with the order still in place.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Soel Melissa Gonzalez, 22, a Florida woman who was arrested for assaulting her boyfriend because he wanted to reschedule her dog’s appointment at the groomer.
Police say Gonzalez arrived home to hear him re-scheduling the appointment on the phone.
Infuriated, she attacked him, scratching his face, and then started tearing down their curtains.
The cops came and she told them she was furious at her boyfriend for trying to change their dog’s, “haircut appointment.”
She was taken into custody and charged with assault.