TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
John Williams, Jr., 35, a Pennsylvania man who was arrested after he hired a cab to drive him 300 miles and then said he didn’t have the $749 for the fare.
Police say Williams, who didn’t have a car, wanted to surprise his fiancee on the other side of the state.
So he called a cab, loaded his children in, and were on their way.
Several hours later, at the destination, the cabbie handed him a $749 bill. However, he told the driver he had no cash and his “credit card was maxed out for the day.”
The cabbie called the cops and Williams was jailed on charges of theft of services.
The kids are in protective custody and Williams still hasn’t seen his fiancee.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Ryan Uhler, a Florida man, who was fired from a consulting job after posting on Facebook that he should be allowed to marry his dog because gay marriage had passed.
Uhler posted a photo showing him and his dog, along with the caption, which was seen by his employers at the Grace Advisory Group in Fort Meyers.
The company advised him to clean out his desk.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Kharron Nathan Green, 17, whose lost cellphone helped police identify him as one of the 50 teens who trashed a Georgia Wal-Mart.
A surveillance video has gone viral of the teens storming into the Wal-Mart and trashing it, doing $20,000 worth of damage.
Police had not identified the suspects, when Green returned to the store to fetch his cell phone.
Green initially denied being there for the mayhem, but was forced to confess after his parents examined the surveillance video.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Kristen Grodetz, 25, and Jessica Barker, 31, who shoplifted $476 worth of food from a Florida supermarket then fled, but ended up leaving two of their daughters behind.
The two women stuffed food and other products in a shopping cart and began to walk out of the store without paying.
When a store employee confronted them, they quickly fled with the 3-year-old, but not two older girls, age 11.
The girls provided police with contact numbers, who arrested Grodetz, but Barker remains at large.
They both will be charged with grand theft, child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.