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Friday, September 20th, 2013

Sep 20, 2013 -- 10:31am

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

    Kirolos Abdel Sayed, 19, an auxiliary police officer, and friends Frank Santanastaso, 19, and Matthew Kirsheh, 20, who all claimed to be police officers so they could cut in line to buy a video game. The trio of fake cops cut in front of hundreds of people in line at a Staten Island Mall to purchase the latest installment of new "Grand Theft Auto V" video game. However, after their purchase, real police said the three men were pulled over when they ran several stop signs outside of the mall and were charged with criminal impersonation.

AND THEN THERE'S .....
    Robert Gursky, who was in a Glastonbury, Connecticut bank when he noticed a man with a gun. Thinking quickly, he said "gun" to a teller and wrote the word "gun" on a piece of paper and handed it to the teller. Unfortunately, the teller misinterpreted his message and took it as a threat. Another teller activated a security alarm and the cops arrived and placed Gursky under arrest, charging him with breach of peace. The guy with the gun had a legal permit to carry it and had no intent of robbing the bank.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
    Rachel Escobedo, 45, the school principal of Robert E. Lee Elementary School in San Diego, who was arrested after police found drugs and a stolen gun in her car.. Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in a parked car and found Escobedo and a 60-year-old man. The educator let officers search the vehicle and discovered a loaded .22-caliber pistol reported stolen, a small amount of marijuana, an open Vodka bottle, 22 pills of hydrocodone and baggies containing what appeared to be crystal meth.
OKAY, ONE MORE .....

    Wayne Stillwell, 25, who was sentenced to 10 months in jail for hurling bacon into the Central Mosque in Edinburgh, Scotland. StiLLwell wrapped the door handles with bacon and then threw it through the doors and onto the ground because, in his words, "Muslims regard bacon as unclean." The Mosque had a security cameras, which captured the incident. Stillwell was later taken into police custody. According to religious study professor Shannon Dunn of Gonzaga University, "There is no penalty for coming into contact with pork given by the Quran … Muslims, especially unknowingly, would not be banned from heaven for eating or getting hit by pork."

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