TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Duane Lamont Alexander, an Amarillo, Texas man who used a taxi as his getaway car in a robbery because he thought they all had the same license plate.
Alexander hired a taxi to take him to an adult business that he robbed at gunpoint while the driver unknowingly waited outside.
A witness gave police a description of Alexander, as well as the cab’s license plate.
When cops attempted to pull the cab over, Alexander fled on foot, leaving a bag of cash behind.
When he was caught he told the cops that he thought the taxis were all identical, which would make him harder to find.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Austin Symonds, 19, who was caught rubbing his genitals on a customer’s pizza at a Texas restaurant.
The customer, who ordered a takeout pie from Papa Murphy’s Pizza, told police he witnessed Symonds “rubbing himself” on the pizza.
Symonds confessed to the crime and said he did it because the customer called in the pie right before closing time.
He was charged with violating the Texas Health And Safety Code.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Greg L. Romero, 38, who is wanted by Albuquerque police for being the “Gummy Bear Bandit.”
Romero has been seen on multiple surveillance videos running into a convenience store, grabbing gummy bears, and taking off.
In each incident, he also tossed some candy at the store on the way out.
He has yet to be caught.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
An unidentified New Jersey man, who drunkenly called 911 to report a fake accident in hopes that police would give him a ride home.
Hacketstown police received a call about a three-car accident and dispatched several cars to the scene.
A short while later, they received a second call asking “where the cops were.”
The cops arrived to find there was no accident and the man later confessed to wanting a ride home.
He was arrested for misuse of 911.