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Monday, November 12th, 2012

Nov 12, 2012 -- 10:39am

 

 TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
    New Athens, Illinois, Police Chief Dallas Hill, 27, who is being investigated for "borrowing" an iPad from the evidence room and later returning it. Officers seized an iPad and iPod as evidence after a burglary, and the devices were placed into the evidence room for safe keeping. Obviously the room wasn't very "safe," as the iPad soon vanished only to mysteriously return a month later. After checking the iPad's memory and tracking history, the thief turned out to be none other than police chief Dallas Hill himself.

AND THEN THERE'S .....
    Michael O'Leary, the chief executive of budget for Ryanair, a European airline, who wants to make "standing room only" cabins a reality. O'Leary wants to use this idea and suggested those wishing to fly on holiday should instead be permitted to stand at the back on a plane, which he considers to be just a bus with wings. Contrary to all the FAA's safety testing, O'Leary dismissed the notion that seatbelts were an essential safety requirement, saying: "If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seatbelt won't save you."

OR HOW 'BOUT .....
    James Nash, 21, who conned his way into a Michigan high school with forged documents, so he could play football. Nash faked documents using the alias Javier Jones so he could play football for the Mount Pleasant High School Oilers. The ruse was only uncovered when a suspicious parent asked staff and coaches to check his records. Now the high school football team could be forced to forfeit two wins while Nash is facing prosecution. 

OKAY, ONE MORE .....
    Texas woman Jalonta Freeman, who bought an iPad in a gas station parking lot and was shocked when it turned out to be fake. A man approached the woman's car and offered to sell her a brand new $800 iPad for only $200. The woman thought the offer was too good to pass up, so she agreed. The man took the cash, left an elaborately packaged iPad and took off. When she opened the package completely, it turned out she bought a mirror with duct tape on it made to look like a iPad. The woman said she learned her lesson. "Don't buy nothing on the streets from nobody," she said.

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