TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Dustin Ronayne, 23, a Florida man who tried to flee a robbery scene in a taxi after he lost the keys to his getaway car.
Police say Ronayne grabbed $600 from a cash register, but when he got outside, he realized that he’d lost the keys to his car.
He called a taxi on his cellphone and it was until he was getting in that someone recognized him as the robber.
A witness gave the taxi info to police, and Ronayne was caught later that day.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
An unidentified man in China, who was arrested for posing as a police officer after he converted his home into a fake police station.
Actual police learned of this after his disgruntled girlfriend went to them when the would-be cop threatened to post a sexually explicit video of the couple online.
Investigators said the fake police officer had sirens on his car and his apartment was converted into a fake police station, complete with an interrogation room featuring a Chinese flag and a bust of Mao Zedong.
The unidentified man was taken to a real jail.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
A Dallas construction worker, who used fire to kill a wasp nest and started a blaze that destroyed one Dallas home and damaged another.
Investigators determined that the fire was accidentally started when one of the workers found a wasp nest inside the storage shed and decided to burn it with a heat source and flammable liquid.
After burning the nest, the worker believed he had completely extinguished the flames.
But after smoldering for an unknown amount of time, the flames eventually rekindled and started the fire.
One home is a total loss and the second one was badly damaged.
No charges have been filed.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Mariusz Wojcik, 45, a British man who was sentenced to 200 hours of community service after he stuck his junk through the mail slot of a home.
Police say Wojcik stuck his penis through a letter box and terrified a young mother and daughter in what was called a “random, impulsive act.”
The shirtless Wojcik then began to kick to the door, prompting the young mother to call the police and her boyfriend.
Wojcik was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work in the community.
He will be supervised by social workers for a year.