TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Christopher Zahyeer Atkins, 25, who was arrested after he broke into a Florida Target store, to practice his “Ninja skills.”
The store’s alarm company observed a suspect on camera making forced entry into the business and police responded.
They observed a suspect walking away from the business matching the suspect’s description.
Atkins admitted to police that he broke into the store “because he was reading the book Naruto, Volume 5,” which was teaching him “how to be a ninja and how to enter secured areas.”
He apparently needs additional training on how to disable security cameras, because he was arrested on a first-degree burglary charge.
BTW, the police reports says he didn’t steal anything.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Kristin Betz, a 52-year-old woman in Florida, who got pulled over for tailgating a cop last week, and said “Jesus commanded” her to do so. A deputy was driving his patrol car when he noticed a beige Volkswagen within inches of his bumper.
When he turned Betz turned also.
The Volkswagen then went into the center lane, where Betz began staring at the deputy.
The affidavit states that the woman swerved in the deputy’s direction three times, almost causing the two cars to crash.
The deputy pulled her over and asked why she was driving in such a dangerous manner.
She told the deputy “because I was praying for you and your salvation.”
When asked the question again she replied, “Jesus has commanded me to.”
She was cited on reckless driving charges and booked into the Lake County (Florida) jail.
Jesus wasn’t cited for his involvement in the incident.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Lily Bodenlos, 27, and her accomplice Melissa Mimitz, 27, who were caught following a robbery, all because Lilly left her resume behind.
The two were posing as workers for a cable television company and said the woman’s daughter had requested service.
Once inside they tied the woman to a kitchen chair and pepper spayed her until she told them where her money was.
The woman broke free and went to a neighbor’s home to call 911.
The robbers got away with $8,000 in cash, several bottles of prescription pills and a key to the woman’s safe deposit box.
Police arrived and during their investigation they found a resume belonging to Bodenlos.
It took a couple of weeks, but the two were arrested in Connecticut and charged with seven felony counts, including home invasion with a firearm, armed and masked robbery with a firearm and kidnapping.
Police are still puzzled why Bodenlos had her resume with her.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Michael Howard Keen, 58, a convicted felon in Washington state, who had more charges added to his sentence, all because he apparently forgot police listen in on phone calls from jail.
Keen called two men, including his son, to retrieve rifles in the trunk of his car, to prevent him from getting into further trouble with the law.
As it turns out, the law had no idea Keen even had the rifles and got there first.
In the trunk, investigators found an AR-15 and an AK-47, both in good working condition, along with magazines and 138 rounds of ammunition.
Keen, who was already jailed and charged with vehicular homicide, now has a count of unlawful possession of firearms added to his sentence.