TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .Michelle Prager, 31, who accidentally left her $30,000 ring on the bathroom counter of a Palm Beach, Florida department store’s unisex bathroom and an opportunistic thief pocketed it.
Lucky for her, an observant security guard spotted the suspicious looking man and stopped him at the entrance of the store.
Joseph Tursi, 58, of Rockville Centre, N.Y., faces a grand theft charge.
BTW the ring was a wrapped wedding and engagement band with a large 3-carat diamond and six smaller diamonds.
AND THEN THERE’S …..Retiring Alabama School teacher JoAnne Bolser, who’s ending her teaching career on administrative leave after she gave students a racist math test, where all the questions were about pimps, prostitutes, and drugs.
The test, which dates back to the mid ’80s, was supposed to be funny.
It included questions like, “Tyrone has 4 hoes, if he pimps out 3 of them, how many does he have left?”
A bunch of parents complained after their kids told them about it.
Bolser was placed on administrative leave, so it looks like that’s how she’ll end her teaching career, because their last day of school was last Wednesday.
OR HOW ABOUT …..Joseph Fuller, 65, a South Carolina man who picked up the wrong child from school and didn’t realize it wasn’t his grandson until he got home.
Fuller spotted his grandson’s lookalike standing with a group of students, gave the boy a hug, and whisked him into the school’s front office to sign him out.
When Fuller loaded the youngster into his car, his wife reached back and handed the boy a McDonald’s Happy Meal for the trip home.
When the grandparents arrived back home, they took a second look at the kid and realized he wasn’t their grandson.
They immediately returned to school where he apologized for the mix-up.
The event led to a police investigation and a policy change at school.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..Chad Michael Rodrigues, 42, who left his 10-year-old son alone at their Tampa Bay home with two loaded guns, while he was busy peeping through the window of his neighbor’s 18-year-old daughter.
The Peeping Tom was spotted by a patrol car and Rodrigues told the officer he was looking for his lost dog.
When deputies didn’t buy that, he admitted he had been looking at the teenage girl, and that it wasn’t the first time.
Deputies discovered Rodrigues had left his 10-year-old son home alone with access to a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and a loaded 9mm pistol.
The child told deputies his father takes walks in the middle of the night all the time, and that he often wakes up to find that no one else is home.
Rodrigues was charged with five counts of voyeurism and one count of child neglect.