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Monday, January 7th, 2013

Jan 07, 2013 -- 10:38am

 

TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .

    Jacob Cox-Brown, 18, of Astoria, Oregon, who made the police's job extremely easy when he posted about driving drunk and leaving the scene of an accident on his Facebook page. The teenager posted "Drivin drunk... classic! but to whoever's vehicle I hit I am sorry" as his Facebook status. Two people messaged the authorities to show them Brown's status, so the police went to Cox-Brown's house and saw that damage on his car matched damage done to two cars that had been hit the night before. Cox-Brown was charged with two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver.

AND THEN THERE'S .....

    Michael Stout, who was acting like such a genius that his own children called the cops to turn him in. Stout was driving drunk in his Jeep with his kids in the back seat when one of them called 911 to report their dad's reckless driving. One of the kids was so concerned about Stout's driving that that he jumped out of the car without shoes on to get help while stopped. Luckily, another driver picked up the kid and put him in his own car, then took Stout's keys until police arrived to administer a sobriety test, which Stout failed. Stout was arrested on drunk driving charges, reckless endangering and reckless driving.

OR, HOW 'BOUT .....

    A teenager in Rocklin, California, who didn't agree with her parents' rule of no Internet after 10 p.m., so she bought milkshakes for her parents and spiked them with her friend's prescription sleeping pills. The two adults only consumed about a quarter of the shakes, saying that they tasted odd, but it was still enough to put them to sleep for the night. The teen and her friend were arrested on charges of conspiracy and willfully mingling a pharmaceutical into food.

OKAY, ONE MORE .....

    Michael Fischer, who had an interesting explanation for pointing a laser light at a passenger jet and a Palm Beach County (Florida) Sheriff's Office helicopter. Fischer told deputies that "he didn't think it was that serious and he was just being dumb." Thanks to "being dumb," Fischer now faces criminal charges of misuse of a laser lighting device.

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