TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
James McElvar, 19, a Scottish teen who tried to avoid an extra baggage fee by wearing 12 layers of clothing during a flight, only to get hospitalized with heat exhaustion.
McElvar, a singer with the Scottish boy band, Rewind, dressed himself in six t-shirts, four jumpers, three pairs of jeans, two pairs of jogging bottoms, a pair of jackets, and two hats.
He thought he was having a heart attack when he lost consciousness at 37,000 feet flying from London to Glasgow.
He was taken to the hospital after the plane landed and treated for heat exhaustion.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Amber Henson, 48, who got upset because the free Wi-Fi at an Oklahoma Taco Bell wasn’t working, so she threw her water at some teenage customers and threatened them with a knife.
Henson complained to the restaurant staff about the Wi-Fi, but they explained they couldn’t fix it.
She began screaming at the staff and then decided to take her anger out on a couple of teenage kids and dumped a cup of water on one of them.
Then she went outside and waited for them with a hunting knife, at which point the police were called.
She was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Scott Patrick Garman, 46, a Little Falls, New York man who called the cops to his house so he could pepper spray them.
A 911 dispatcher received a call from Garman because he wanted to file a complaint against some officers who had responded to a previous incident at his home earlier that day.
When cops arrived, Garman was waiting for them on the steps of his porch with the pepper spray in his back pocket.
He waited until they got close enough and began spraying.
One cop was briefly blinded, but the other two were able to subdue him using a taser gun.
He was arrested on multiple charges.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Robert Edwards, a 60-year-old Florida landscaper, who demanded a day off, got his wish, but spent it in jail.
Edwards told his boss that he didn’t want to do any yard work that day and became upset when his co-worker wouldn’t turn the truck around and take him back home.
The driver refused, so Edwards reportedly reached over and tried to shift the truck into park.
The driver then stopped the truck and ordered Edwards to get out at which point he grabbed a hammer from behind his seat and smashed out the truck’s rear window.
A sheriff’s deputy found Edwards walking home and charged him with criminal mischief.