TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Josiah Curtis, 25, who decided a stolen school bus was the best transportation method to get himself from Grand Rapids to Detroit, Michigan, to record some music. Curtis is an aspiring rapper in Grand Rapids who wanted to record in Detroit. Curtis allegedly stole a school bus from a lot near Grand Rapids, damaging several others in the process, before taking off for Detroit. Other drivers on I-94 contacted police to report Curtis driving erratically in the bus. Curtis is now being held on a receiving and concealing stolen property charge.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
Robert Wilkinson, 30, who took a police video of himself singing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the back of a patrol car and put it on Youtube. Wilkinson was apprehended by police on suspicion of impaired driving and placed in the back seat of the patrol car when he launched into a six-minute rendition of the karaoke classic, caught on tape by the cameras in the patrol car. During the discovery phase of the lawsuit, Wilkinson was able to acquire a copy of the recording and share it with his friends and followers as he saw fit. Wilkinson was fined $1400 and barred from driving for a year.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
George Rhome, 45, who assaulted his son and daughter-in-law when they served him chicken that was baked when he wanted it fried. The man began fighting with his son and daughter-in-law over the chicken and was arrested. The victims, however, failed to show up for preliminary hearing charges. The charges were dismissed by the judge. Rhome only spent four days in jail before posting bail.
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