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Friday, September 28th, 2012

Sep 28, 2012 -- 9:45am

 

TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
    Luke K. Spence, who managed to leave his credit card behind at the convenience store police say he robbed. Spence and three friends locked customers and employees of a convenience store into the store's office, so they could rob the place. However, they forgot to take away the customers' cell phones, so they immediately contacted police. The robbers had to make a fast getaway, and Spence ended up leaving his credit card behind. Police used the card to trace him to a trailer that was equipped with a home video surveillance system, complete with tapes of the men getting ready for and returning from the robbery. They've been charged with armed robbery.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
    Samuel Scott, a 29-year-old Florida man, who tried to escape from police by running into the ocean. Shockingly, he didn't get too far. Police were called to his apartment after a domestic disturbance. Scott became aggressive with police, so they tazed him and hit him in the leg with a baton, but he still managed to assault an officer, struggle away and escape out a bedroom window. He became trapped when he ran down the beach and into the ocean. With nowhere to go, he eventually surrendered and was arrested.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
    A newlywed couple in Pennsylvania, who discovered that if you leave $10,000 worth of cash and presents in an unlocked tent outside overnight, it won't be there in the morning. After their Saturday night wedding, the couple left all of their gifts in their reception tent, which was sitting outdoors on a lawn. Not surprisingly, when they woke up Sunday morning, someone had stolen all of the cash and valuables from the tent. Police say it was likely multiple thieves, who emptied the tent while the couple was asleep inside the nearby house.
OKAY, ONE MORE .....
    Michael David Turley, 39, an Arizona filmmaker, who was arrested after allegedly making a film of his 16-year-old nephew walking around city streets with a grenade launcher. Turley was attempting to make a video about how quickly Phoenix police would respond, following the Aurora, Colorado, Batman movie shooting. The police definitely responded to reports of a man wearing a blue sheet around his body, dark covering over his face and carrying a realistic-looking grenade launcher, which turned out to be fake. The filmmaker's 16-year-old nephew was not arrested, but Turley was charged with knowingly giving a false impression of a terrorist act, among several other charges. He could face up to 45 months in prison.

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