TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Rebecca Brahier, 36, who is facing prison time after she deliberately burned her one-year-old with hot coffee to teach him that coffee is hot.
Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa say Brahier prepared a cup of hot coffee and lied down on her bed with her one-year-old son beside her.
When the child tried to grab the cup of hot coffee, Brahier thought it would be a good time to teach him coffee is hot.
She then deliberately forced his arm into the hot coffee.
The child suffered serious injuries.
Brahier then washed her son’s arm with cold water and took him to the hospital.
Doctors called police after they suspected this was a case of child abuse.
In court, Brahier pleaded guilty to one count of child endangerment causing injury.
A judge sentenced her to serve five years in prison.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Peter Mims, a U.S. Navy Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class, who sparked a 50-hour, 5,500 square mile search and was found hiding in the ship’s engine room.
When Mims failed to report for duty, it was feared that he had fallen overboard.
The Navy launched a huge search and rescue mission mission.
Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from the carrier Ronald Reagan along with a Navy patrol aircraft, the destroyers John S. McCain and McCampbell, and the Reagan itself all assisted in the search for the missing sailor.
Well it turned Mims reportedly hid himself in one of the ship’s engine rooms.
No indication as to why he was hiding.
The Navy did say Mims will be flown off his ship for evaluation.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Natwaina Clark, 33, a former Gainesville (Florida) city employee, who stole nearly $100,000 from the city to pay for a Brazilian butt lift and her cable bill.
An auditor’s report led investigators to Clark.
The audit revealed she stole $93,000 from the city, $8,500 of which went towards a Brazilian butt lift procedure.
She also spent thousands on food, a television, and her cable television bill.
Clark had funneled roughly $41,000 to her personal PayPal account, which was linked to her bank account.
Clark now faces charges for larceny and scheme to defraud, both felonies.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Noah Sullivan-Lincoln, 19, a Florida man who was arrested on a domestic battery charge, after he spat in his mother’s face during an argument over a cheeseburger.
The arrest report says the two quarreled over a cheeseburger leading the son to spit in his 57-year-old mother’s face.
Sullivan-Lincoln allegedly “smacked the cheeseburger out of his mother’s hand, striking her arm and hand.”
After being read his rights, Sullivan-Lincoln reportedly confessed to the attack.