TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Stephen Maxwell, 47, who stole several wallets from women's purses at Florida bars and restaurants, but was interrupted while stealing another one, fled the scene and left his own wallet behind. The wallet contained his ID card and Maxwell was apprehended and ordered to be held without bail. He
used the cash and credit cards from his thefts for items including cigarettes, alcohol and mobile phone cards. However, as some form of repent he did make one dollar donations to the American Diabetes Association on at least three occasions.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
Ruben Sanabria, 37, who learned police may be upset with you skipping out on paying a $2.25 subway fare, but will arrest you when they find your loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson on you while you do it. Sanabria, a Manhattan PATH rider was sentenced to seven years in prison and another three and a half years' parole after cops stopped him for fare-beating ($2.25) and discovered an illegal handgun. Sanabria was also carrying extra bullets and a holster. Way to draw attention to yourself.
OKAY, ONE MORE .....
Matt Watson, whose anonymous blog of snarky comments about his boss and the customers he didn't like got him fired. Watson, who has a bachelor's degree in philosophy, claimed it was all satire and used a vocabulary too complex for his boss to understand. He also wrote about not serving customers what
they ordered. Watson, the author of the blog "Bitter Barista" was ousted by another coffee site called Sprudge.com, which led his boss at All City Coffee in Seattle to fire him.
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