TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Kenneth Smith, 26, a jilted lover, who decided to call in a bomb threat to get back at a romantic rival over a Facebook photo. Smith, a pizza cook, was angered over a compromising photo of his girlfriend that rival Christopher Shell had posted online. So he called authorities to report that Shell had liquid explosives on a flight to Dallas, Texas. Agents stormed the plane and found no trace of explosives. For his actions Smith was sentenced to 15 months in prison and must also send written apologies to 38 passengers who were aboard when their flight turned around.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
Timothy Chapek, 25, who broke into a Portland residence and made himself at home. The home owners came home while Chapek was taking a shower. Chapek jumped out, identified himself and, instead of fleeing, went for his cell phone, which he used to dial 911. He told the operator "I just broke into a house and the owners came home. I think they might have guns." The homeowner also dialed 911 to report the burglar. The fresh clean Chapek was lead off to jail by authorities.
OKAY, ONE MORE .....
A man in Vietnam, who was arrested by local authorities for driving with 53 king cobras in his car. King cobras happen to be some of the world's longest venomous snakes. The driver told police he was being paid about $50 to transport the reptiles. Vietnamese police say they stopped the car and arrested the driver and the snakes were taken to a wildlife rescue center and treated before being released into the wild.
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