TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Kevin Lee Co, 45, who embezzled millions and blew $1 million of it buying virtual weapons and other upgrades in the iPhone game “Game of War.”
While working in the financial department of a construction equipment company called Holt of California, Co embezzled nearly $5 million.
Most of the money was spent on cars, vacations, 49ers season tickets, and plastic surgery.
But a cool million dollars was spent on weapons and upgrades for an online video game called “Game of War.”
He was caught in April and recently pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering.
He’ll be sentenced in May and could get up to 20 years in prison.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
David Martinez, 25, who moved some orange cones to take a parking spot that was in front of the Hell’s Angels headquarters in New York and ended up getting shot.
Martinez moved orange traffic cones placed outside the notorious biker group’s clubhouse at about 1:20 a.m.
Someone came out to challenge him, and the argument turned into an “all-out brawl,” with someone shooting Martinez in the stomach.
His buddies loaded him into their Mercedes-Benz and drove him to Bellevue Hospital, where he’s expected to survive, cops sources said.
No arrests have been made.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
An unidentified Buffalo Bills fan, who sustained a serious leg injury after he was videoed jumping onto a portable table.
The video circulating online appears to show a Bills fan suffering a serious leg injury during a tailgating stunt before Sunday’s game against the Steelers.
Sunday’s video appeared to be first publicized by the “Black Adam Schefter” parody account – which has more than 30,000 followers – but it’s not clear if that is the original video.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Robert “Robbie” Rheinlander, who extracted 10 teeth without anesthesia despite not being a licensed dentist.
Rheinlander, who claimed he had been a dentist in South Carolina before moving to Florida, began performing tooth extractions, examinations and making dentures out of his home or at patients’ homes.
Investigating officers learned Rheinlander had been a licensed dental technician from February 2004 to March 2006, but was not a dentist.
Rheinlander was arrested and charged with practicing dentistry without a license.