TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Hannah Sabata, 19, of Stromsburg, Nebraska, who stole a car and robbed a bank, then bragged about doing it on YouTube before being arrested. In the video, titled "Chick Bank Robber," Sabata held up handwritten signs accompanied by subtitles in which she says she's having the "best day of her life" because she stole a Pontiac Grand Am and walked away with more than $6,000 when she robbed a bank. In the video she also held up car keys, saying, "My new car is shiny. Of course I took the plates off already." In the video, Sabata is wearing the same clothes she was wearing when she was arrested, which also matched the outfit worn by the robber in surveillance footage.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
Khem Ra, 41, who walked into a currency exchange in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, flashed a gun and demanded money. When the clerk didn't respond to his demands, he struck her with his weapon. Fortunately for the clerk and unfortunately for the robber, his weapon was a fake plastic pistol and fell to pieces upon impact. He fled, but was arrested a short time later.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
James Irvine, 41, who seriously thought it was a good idea to let a pit bull babysit a 10-month-old in his custody while he visited a local Florida bar. Irvine allegedly told the baby's mother the baby wasn't alone, because the pit bull was sitting outside the room watching over the baby. The mother left Irvine in charge while she went to work and returned to find the baby
crying and Irvine trying to get in the garage door.
OKAY, ONE MORE .....
Lashay Alexander Smith, 45, who apparently didn't heed the judge's warning about not driving and was busted after he left the courtroom and drove off. Smith was driving with a suspended or revoked license for the sixth time, and he had just appeared before a judge in Florida on contempt charges and warned not to drive. Officers were alerted to his actions and busted him not far from the courthouse. For the record, this is Smith's 50th arrest in Sarasota County Florida; half of those arrests were for violation of probation and contempt of court.
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