TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Ben Johnson, 27, who wouldn’t stop using his iPad in court, got escorted out, started wrestling with one of the cops and ended up getting tased and shot in the butt.
Johnson was at a child support hearing in Jonesboro, Georgia, but he wouldn’t stop using his iPad.
He ignored a bailiff’s orders to put it away, so two cops pulled him out into a hallway.
He wrestled with one cop and the other cop tased him but it had no effect.
So of of the officers shot him in the butt.
Johnson is in stable condition.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Jeffry Miller and Chris Kelly, two volunteer firefighters in Maryland, who fought with members of another fire department over who got to go into a house fire first.
A unit of career firefighters had arrived at a residential fire but as they prepared to enter, Kelly, who wasn’t in full gear, blocked the door, preventing them from entering.
An argument ensued, at which point Miller hit a female firefighter, knocking her off the porch.
She tried entering again, but officials say Miller grabbed her and pulled her away as Kelly fought with the other members of her unit.
Police eventually arrived and Miller and Kelly were arrested on multiple charges.
There’s no word on who actually entered the fire first, but the blaze was extinguished.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Kevin Van Allen, 30, an employee for a company in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, who was given cash to deposit, disappeared instead and then quit his job via email.
The company clearly trusted him because they gave him a large bag of cash to deposit at the bank.
It never was deposited and Van Allen quit his job via email and is nowhere to be found.
The police have put out an arrest warrant for him and they’re trying to track him down.
He’s facing felony charges for theft and receiving stolen property.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Larry Williams, 56, who was arrested on drug charges after he tried to climb through the drive-thru window at a Florida McDonald’s.
Witnesses say Williams pulled up to the drive-thru without ordering and attempted to climb through the tiny window, before being beaten off by a worker.
The store manager gave police a description of Williams and his vehicle.
When officers found Williams they noticed a definite marijuana odor.
Police also found a glass vial on the floorboard of Williams car, which he denied was his.
The vial contained phencyclidine (PCP), also referred to as angel dust.
He was arrested on possession of controlled substance and driving while license suspended charges.
No word on why he tried to crawl through the drive-thru window.