AND TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Christopher Wade Briggs, who displayed a loaded weapon at a U.S. Secret Service police booth outside the White House. He told officers, "I was only going to fire a couple of shots if no one confronted me." Briggs, who was not wearing a shirt, was spotted taking a holstered semi-automatic .45-caliber handgun from a backpack and attach it to his belt. When apprehended, the gun was loaded with 13 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. A search of Briggs's backpack found two more magazines filled with 13 rounds and 171 more rounds of .45-caliber, hollow-point ammunition. He also didn't have a permit for any of the weaponry.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
Residents of a building in China, who mistook the cries for help from woman for a ghost. The woman was taking a shortcut home, but became trapped in a wall — and stayed there for seven hours because residents took her for a ghost. As the passageway snaked on, it became increasingly tight. The woman became entrenched in brick and concrete wall and started to scream for help. She screamed for hours, but it proved of little help, as building residents naturally assumed she was a ghost. Finally, a passerby heard her screams and called for help.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
Tony Gesin, 50, who beat himself up, then called police and tried to blame his neighbor. Gesin accused his neighbor of assaulting him, but he soon admitted he had hit himself in the face because he wanted to have his neighbor arrested. The two men were arguing about property and Gesin was arrested on a charge of giving a false report.
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