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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Feb 27, 2013 -- 10:37am

 

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

    A hapless robber in Jacksonville, Florida who went to a lot of trouble to break into a cell phone store and ended up stealing mostly empty phone boxes. The unidentified man is seen on video breaking into the store and leaving with what he thought was cache of cell phones. Unfortunately for him the boxes were empty. The store reported he did manage to take some accessories as well, but the phones were untouched.

AND THEN THERE'S .....

    Joseph Thompson, 41, who tried to shoplift a power tool from a local True Value Hardware store in Duluth, Georgia and was caught before he seriously injured himself. After finding what he was looking for, he headed to the aisle where the bungee cords were kept. He then stuffed the item down his pants and used the bungee cords to help hold it in place. Did we fail to mention the item he stuffed down his pants was... a nail gun? Security officers captured him before he could get away and before he could do any damage to himself.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....

    A 45-year-old Wichita, Kansas woman, who got into an argument with her man, so she decided to throw fireworks at him while he was in bed. Needless to say, the bed caught fire and the fire department had to be called to put the fire out. The woman was taken into custody and booked on charges of aggravated arson. I wonder if she tried all the other things to heat up her relationship before resorting to this?

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