TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Daniel Yates, 31, whose minor traffic infraction led police to find 71 pounds of marijuana, 360 THC pills, and a pound of hash oil in his car.
Yates was pulled over in Ohio for following too closely.
Police noticed Yates had a large assortment of wrapped presents in his car and got suspicious.
They brought in their drug sniffing dog and it turned out their suspicions were right.
The presents contained $330,000 worth of drugs.
Yates was arrested for felony drug possession and trafficking.
Because of that minor traffic infraction, he’s now looking at up to 16 years in prison.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Victoria Vanatter, a 19-year-old Missouri woman, who was arrested after she let her boyfriend cut her arm and drink her blood, then she stabbed him multiple times.
What started out as a discussion about vampires lead Vanatter to let her boyfriend cut her arm and drink some blood.
An argument ensued and Vanatter grabbed a knife and stabbed her boyfriend several times.
She called 911, but became worried that she would be taken to jail so she tried to keep the man from leaving.
When she realized what she did, she tried to make it all good by writing “I’m sorry” in blood on the living room wall.
Vanatter was already on probation from two other assault cases at the time of this incident.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Two women in South Los Angeles, who fought over a parking space, ended up fighting and creating a demolition derby.
Video shows fists flying and then one lady smashing her car into a silver SUV, nearly taking off the passenger door.
The vehicles collide several more times as they maneuver back and forth in the small parking lot.
The SUVs headed into the street where the white SUV delivered one more crunching blow to the silver SUV then mowed down a fire hydrant, sending a geyser of water into the air.
Charges are pending.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
A Topeka, Kansas McDonald’s employee, who put mustard into a police officer’s drink, and has been fired and now faces criminal charges.
It all started with a photo shared on Facebook showing a law enforcement officer’s soda at a Topeka McDonald’s mixed with mustard.
It went viral and the franchise owners of that McDonald’s assured the public punishment was handled internally.
However, the district attorney’s office is now opening a criminal investigation.
That location had a previous report of a similar incident a few weeks before on another police officer.