TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Father-of-the-Year candidate Auwin Dargin, 24, who is facing child abuse charges after he left his nine-month-old daughter locked in a car while he got lap dances at a strip club.
Police in Van Nuys, California say a worker noticed a customer leaving the club every 15 minutes and returning.
The worker decided to check out the customer’s car and saw a baby girl in the back seat.
Several workers at the strip club rescued the child and told the club’s manager that they figured out she was Dargin’s child, and interrupted his lap dance.
Dargin left the club saying, “Just give me my baby and I know I am messing up.”
The manager and employees called police and refused to let Dargin have his child.
The child was placed with Child Protective Services.
Dargin has his date in court to explain his side to the judge.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
An unidentified man in Minnesota, who was busted for driving 171 mph.
Police were conducting a DWI Saturation campaign when they clocked a man on radar roaring towards them at 143 mph, 168 mph, and then 171 mph.
The officer said he had to get his car up to 135 mph just so the guy could see the lights.
The driver was in a 2016 Chevy Camaro ISS and they ticketed him for careless driving.
He may also have his license revoked, pending a review.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Sandra Kay Ward, 65, a woman in West Virginia, who found a cockroach in her rental property, so she set fire to the mobile home.
Ward told an investigator she set several fires at her mobile home, including to her bed, because she was upset after she found a cockroach.
She told the investigator, “I’m not denying setting the fire, and they (can) put me in jail. I don’t care.”
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
William Timothy Anderson Thomas, 25, a Florida man who blamed his vandalizing spree on “too much music and too much self-gratification.”
Florida police arrived at a suburban home, to find Thomas lying on the property, shirtless and covered in dirt.
Thomas allegedly confessed to vandalizing the home, even destroying a garden angel.
He told deputies that listening to too much music and so much self-gratification made him feel like “going out and destroying stuff.”
He was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal mischief.
He was booked with bond set at $7,000.