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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Nov 13, 2012 -- 9:22am

 

TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
    A mail carrier in Denver, who stepped around a dead man and continued on his route. The unidentified mail carrier said he thought the body was a mannequin, a decoration left over from Halloween. The deceased, Dale Porch, was dropped off at home last week after working the night shift, but never made it inside. Family members say hours later, a mail carrier walked by the body to deliver the mail, but did nothing to help. The carrier has been temporarily taken off the route.

AND THEN THERE'S .....
     Michelle Schroeder, 32, who learned if you have a distinctive tattoo, you'd better forget a life of crime. Schroeder broke a car window and swiped a purse containing credit cards and then was caught on store surveillance video. The cameras clearly showed a woman with red hair and tattoos on both sides of her neck using the stolen credit cards nine times on transactions totaling almost $3,600. Schroeder, who had been arrested for multiple outstanding warrants was already in jail when deputies visited her in the pokey and charged her for the robbery.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....
    Perry Trenka, 51, who couldn't get police to buy his, "That pot plant isn't mine, I'm just watering it for a dead friend" story. Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission went to Trenka's home after receiving an anonymous complaint claiming that Trenka had been killing gators. Officers found gator hides and a nice healthy pot plant growing out back. Trenka told the officers the plant was not his and that he had been watering it for a friend who died several months ago. Trenka now faces charges from taking an alligator illegally and cultivating marijuana, both felony offenses.

OKAY, ONE MORE .....
    A plant researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who was caught growing marijuana plants in a university lab. Christopher Schwartz, 45, was arrested after it was discovered that he was growing 12 marijuana plants inside a growth chamber in a biochemistry building on campus. He kept the plants locked up with a padlock, but the plants were still discovered and reported to police. The day after police seized the plants, surveillance video shows Schwartz checking on the pot plants only to find them missing with the padlock cut. Schwartz was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. He was initially placed on administrative leave but has since resigned.

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