TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Alvin Rogers, 33, who shoplifted two pairs of underwear from a Dollar General Store, but had a good explanation for doing so. Rogers told police he had been sentenced to spend his weekends in jail for shoplifting, and they told him he needed to bring two pairs of underwear when he reported to serve his time. This arrest, coupled with his previous lengthy criminal record, means he'll be sentenced to even more time in jail.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
Doctors at a hospital in Sweden, who have some explaining to do after a woman underwent chemotherapy for two years before they realized the cancerous tumors they were treating... didn't actually exist. The woman, who is in her sixties, had previously battled breast cancer and was complaining of back pains. Doctors feared the cancer had spread, so they prescribed a rigorous treatment program including chemotherapy, radiation, and cortisone. A recent examination revealed that doctors had been wrong all along and what they had seen on the x-rays two years prior weren't actually tumors.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
James E. Flenniken, 48, who shoplifted $80 worth of beer, wine and steaks from a Florida Walmart in order to "impress a lady." Flenniken was observed by a Walmart loss prevention officer taking the items totaling $79.30 and without being questioned, said he took the items in order to "impress a lady."
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