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Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Oct 04, 2012 -- 9:30am

 

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

    Sophia Davidson, 21, who didn't like the fact that a tow company had repossessed her SUV, so she drove off with their tow truck and lead police on a wild chase. She ended up grinding the tires off of the wheels until the rims were chewing up the pavement. The chase finally ended after she crashed into a vacant house. Even then, she reportedly wouldn't get out of the truck and officers had to break a window and wrestle her to the ground. Did we forget to mention Davidson is also eight months pregnant? We're guessing her repo bill would have been less than the $25,000 bail that was given to her.

AND THEN THERE'S .....

    Vivek Shah, 25, a struggling actor, who tried to extort $123 million from seven wealthy folks, including Harvey Weinstein and the owner of the Buffalo Sabres. This genius mailed Weinstein and five other victims letters actually entitled "Extortion Notice." The letters included a demand for a specific sum of money, a deadline for payment and wiring instructions. He has been indicted on ample evidence.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....

    A Thurston County, Washington, man who managed to shoot himself in the head with a .22-caliber rifle while fishing for salmon. The unidentified man told authorities he fired a shot into the Deschutes River, but the bullet ricocheted off a rock and hit him in the temple. When he scratched the spot with his finger, he says the bullet fell out of his head and into the river. No charges were filed.

OKAY, ONE MORE .....

    Rita Chaney, 49, who got upset and stabbed her boyfriend because ... he was cheating at dominoes. When Indianapolis police arrived, they found a man with a bruise on his face and a cut on his hand. He said his girlfriend, Chaney, attacked him with a fan and then cut him with a steak knife. She told authorities she caught him cheating while they were playing dominoes. She's been charged with felony battery, domestic battery and criminal recklessness.

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