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Friday, April 26th, 2013

Apr 26, 2013 -- 10:07am

 

TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
    Braden Hollis, a western Pennsylvania school bus driver, who did nothing to break up a fight between students on his school bus. In fact, the only thing he did do was tell students to "clear the aisle and let them fight." The incident was caught on the surveillance video onboard the bus and because of his actions, or lack there-of, he's been charged with endangering children. He has been relieved of his bus driving duties, as well.

AND THEN THERE'S .....
    A 23-year-old Kansas man who called police for help, saying he feared for his safety after he was unable to pay a prostitute for sex. The unidentified man told officers he hired a Topeka woman online at an agreed rate of $400 for two hours of sex. When the two hours were up, the man said he confessed to the woman that he had no money to pay her. Police say the man called for help because he feared some kind of retaliation from the woman or her boss.


OR HOW 'BOUT .....
    A pair of workers at the Swedish Customs office in Helsingborg, Sweden, who were caught growing a number of marijuana plants on the grounds of the customs building. When questioned by the cops, they said they were only growing the plants "as an experiment to find out how fast they grow." The men have been temporarily replaced and their keys have been revoked.

OKAY, ONE MORE .....
    30-year-old Yvette Martell, who apparently didn't see any harm in leaving her eight-year-old son alone with a gun in the house. A concerned neighbor called police and when the eight-year-old was questioned he told the officer that his mother "got dressed up" and left to see a friend. The boy said he didn't know where his mother was, but had her phone number. Police said they called Martell's number six times without any answer. The boy told the officer, "My mom has a pistol in case someone breaks in." He apparently knew where it was too. When police finally tracked down mom, she said, "I knew it was wrong, but I didn't think it would be a big deal." Martell was taken into custody and faces child neglect charges. She also faces charges of failing to secure a firearm.

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