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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Jun 12, 2013 -- 10:16am

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

    Brody Baum, who called police to report someone had stolen his pot. Baum spent the morning accusing his girlfriend and her sons of stealing his herb, and he had simply had enough of it so he called police. After they arrived and checked his home, they arrested Baum for marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

AND THEN THERE'S .....

    A bank employee in Germany, who fell asleep while performing a minor bank transfer. Instead of transferring 62 euros, he must have dozed off with his hand on the number two key on the keyboard because he transferred 222,222,222.22 euros ($293 million) instead. The bank caught the obvious error and the correct amount was credited to the account.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....

    Lynn Marie Herzog, 50, who apparently didn't know that walking toward kids with a chainsaw and mask could land a person in jail. Police say the Lincoln County, Missouri woman aggressively approached neighborhood children while wearing a ski mask and holding a chainsaw has been charged with felony harassment. Herzog allegedly yelled at the children using coarse language, videotaped and photographed them and walked toward them with a chainsaw in an effort to frighten them.

OKAY, ONE MORE .….

    Steven Crittenden, 32, who thought it would be cool to throw a lit firecracker while a working bomb squad was investigating a potential bomb threat. He was wrong. Crittenden is accused of throwing a "silver bomb cracker" while the Johnson County (Iowa) Metro Bomb Squad investigated the suspicious package. Police said although possessing and setting off fireworks is illegal, the timing of Crittenden's decision did not help matters. Iowa City Police Sargent Vicki Lalla said, "I think it goes without saying that his decision was pretty foolhardy."

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