TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Shane Rae, 19, who tried to swipe prescription drugs from a small animal hospital, but ended stuck in the air conditioning duct for 11 hours. Rae sawed into the ventilation system on the roof, stripped down bare naked and squeezed into the ventilation shaft with a hammer and a flashlight. All was going well until the air shaft narrowed. Rae then turned around, but somehow missed his entry hole, and slid all the way down the shaft to the ground level located behind the building. There he stayed for 11 hours until employees heard his screams on Monday morning. Rae told police he broke in and was looking for drugs.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
Ethel Anderson, an elementary school teacher in Florida, who denied having sex with her student saying the 230 pages of naughty texts were just part of "sexual therapy" to motivate the child. Anderson is on trial now, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a then 12-year-old boy she was tutoring. Anderson claimed the texts were a motivating technique called "sexual therapy." This was supposed to motivate the boy who she called a "troubled student" into becoming better in the classroom and at home. If convicted, the teacher could get 30 years in prison.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
19-year-old Charles Ross, who jumped onto the field in the 5th inning of the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Texas Rangers and headed for 2nd base, where security guards caught up to him and took him down. The known prankster was clad only in white briefs and sneakers when he jumped on the field. Ross has had several run-ins with authorities already this year. In January, he was arrested outside a Florida movie theater for allegedly giving wedgies to moviegoers. This sure sounds like a reality show in the making.
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