AND TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Mother of the Year candidate Brittany Harris, 25, who left her two children, ages 3 and 5, alone in a car while she attended a Lil Wayne concert. An employee of the venue saw the kids in the car and called police. The children were left unattended for hours in a parking lot with approximately 9,000 people, including "intoxicated persons." The Florida Department of Child and Families was alerted to take custody of the children.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
Payton Brewer, 23, who accidentally dialed 911 on the cellphone in his pocket while he and a colleague burglarized a home in McAlester, OK. 911 dispatchers overheard two burglars discussing what they were taking from the house. Police followed the trail of the burglars to a jewelry store, where one of the suspects was arrested inside. BTW, Brewer happens to be the son of the town's fire chief.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
A museum in China's Hebei province that had to shut down after many of its exhibits were found to be fakes. Millions of dollars were spent building the museum and buying exhibits. The fakes are said to have included a vase which purported to be from the Qing dynasty, but was decorated with modern cartoon characters. The managers are reportedly being investigated by state authorities for misusing funds.
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