TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Sherry Grace Robinson and Gail Lynn Harbin, two robbery suspects, who were recognized in a TV interview and then arrested.
The two were being interviewed by a local TV station about a shooting in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A clerk who worked at the store that was robbed recognized Robinson and Harbin as the suspects in the theft and called the Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy ran their names from the interview and pulled up their address.
Because the statute of limitations had passed for the thefts, the two were charged with fourth-degree receipt of stolen property.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Police in Redford Township, Michigan, who had an 11-hour standoff with… an empty home.
The standoff began at midnight when the cops received calls of a domestic dispute between a couple who’d been married 6 weeks.
Police believed the husband had barricaded himself in the home so they shut down the entire neighborhood and brought in the Swat team.
After 11 hours without progress, tear gas canisters were fired into the home and a robot was used to try and find the suspect inside.
The home was found empty when authorities entered 11 hours after it began.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Two EMTs in New Jersey, who are in trouble for live streaming that they were eating at White Castle, instead of responding to an emergency call.
A Periscope viewer asked about the delay, prompting the EMT to say he wasn’t about to leave his dinner waiting while they responded to a call that was likely a “taxi ride” (fake emergencies to get free rides to the hospital).
A spokeswoman for the hospital said the individuals have been placed on unpaid administrative leave.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Ashley England, Marie Jordan, and Sammie Whaley, who assaulted an employee at an Ohio McDonald’s because they thought she was working too slowly.
The women were waiting on line with their own kids when they became upset with the cashier, who was taking an order from a mom and her kids.
The three women began arguing with the employee before they dragged her into the parking lot and began punching and kicking her.
England and Jordan were also charged with child endangerment after police say their two children participated in the assault.
In booking photos taken at the time of their arrests, two of the suspects appear to be smiling.