TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Parking enforcement personnel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who put parking tickets on the same car for four days, but failed to notice a dead body inside.
Questions have come up as to why parking meter attendants failed to notice the body of 62-year-old Jacob Morpeau slumped over the center console.
An assistant clerk for the city confirmed they have dismissed $160 in parking fees “due to extenuating circumstances.”
The medical examiner’s office says Morpeau died of natural causes.
Still no explanation was given for not noticing the dead body.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Richard Graham, 53, from Rochester, New York, who tried to rob a pizza place by crawling through their vents, but he got stuck and needed to be rescued.
Luckily for the man, a worker at a 24-hour convenience store next door, heard him screaming and called the 911.
The fire department had to come get him out, and then they took him to the hospital with minor injuries.
Graham is charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.
Since he is a repeat felon, he was held without bail.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Postal workers in Ottawa, Canada, who erected a new “super mailbox”, but didn’t give the residents the keys to access it.
Canada Post changed the locks on a community mailbox in Ottawa’s Blossom Park neighborhood, but there was one big problem, the keys for the residents to access the mailboxes were locked inside.
The new keys were supposed to be delivered weeks ago, but arrived just as locks were being changed.
So if you were there just as the mailbox was being installed, you could get your key.
If not, you were out of luck.
Canada Post is still working on the issue.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Chad Jarvis Williams, 26, who allegedly gave police officers his drivers license then drove away.
Police in Clermont, Florida were investigating Williams because he sat at a stop light way too long.
However, when they got to the car window, Williams handed the officer his license and drove off.
Police say there was a pronounced smell of marijuana in the air when they caught up with him a few miles later.
This time when officers approached the driver’s window, Williams rolled the window up on the officer’s arm.
Williams was arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, two counts of resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license, and possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.