TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
A woman in Maryland, who accidentally destroyed her mobile home after she used a lighter to look for an item under her couch.
The blaze, which happened at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, took 30 firefighters to get it under control.
By the time it was extinguished, the entire $20,000 mobile home and all of its contents were a complete loss.
The woman was not charged in the incident.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Luis Ramirez, 36, who was arrested for being so drunk he couldn’t explain why his face was covered in gold paint and permanent marker.
Arkansas police noticed a man clinging to a light pole for support outside a local shelter.
When they approached him they noticed his face had a soul patch drawn in magic marker, as well as cat whiskers and several other stray lines on his forehead.
The report indicated Ramirez was so intoxicated that police were unable to administer a Breathalyzer test.
He was subsequently released from custody after posting bond.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Justin Bell, 27, and Howard Bell, 44, who were arrested in connection with a YouTube prank video showing one of the men speeding through a Walmart on a dirtbike.
The video showed Justin Bell, who wore white underpants, a red cape, and boots, zipping through the store’s aisles and past shoppers.
Bell was wearing a helmet cam while his brother also filmed the two-minute race through Walmart.
Oddly enough Kentucky police didn’t learn about the prank from Walmart employees, they saw it on YouTube.
When contacted by police, the Bells were “very cooperative during the investigation,” which resulted in the pair’s arrest.
After being booked into jail, the men were each subsequently released on $50,000 bond.
The video had been uploaded to the duo’s YouTube page, “The Bell Life.”
According to police, the page, which has nearly 6,000 subscribers, features dozens of “prank” videos with titles like “Tongue in a Mouse Trap,” “Tasing Testicles,” and “Getting Electrocuted.”
In one clip, Justin Bell urinates on an electric bug zapper, causing his genitals to be shocked.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Munir Hawara, 49, who was arrested after he hired two men to burn down a rival liquor store, because they were selling beer cheaper than he was.
Police in Riverside, California say Munir hired two guys to set the competitor’s store on fire in the middle of the night, and they actually tried to.
The surveillance footage showed the men later identified as Randy Allen Ramirez, 33, and Willis Lee Simmons, 42, tossing gasoline at the entrance of the rival store.
The police investigated and quickly linked the plan back to Munir.
He was arrested for conspiracy and arson of an inhabited building.
He could also have his liquor license revoked.