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Friday, November 9th, 2012

Nov 09, 2012 -- 9:35am

 

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

    A 70-year-old Wisconsin man, who took it upon himself to get motorists to slow down, but did it in a way that could have gotten him in serious trouble. The man armed himself with a radar gun and aimed it at the traffic. This unfortunately drew the attention of police, who had simply gotten a report of a man pointing a gun at traffic. They responded with guns drawn and arrested the man before it was confirmed that he has just been holding a radar gun. The man explained he was hoping to get motorists to slow down by sitting in his car and radaring people. Once the situation was figured out, police said, the citizen was told his mistake was in not notifying police of his traffic monitoring plan.

AND THEN THERE'S .....

    Anita Louise McGillicuddy, 56, who broke into a neighbor's home and stole over $4,000 worth of property, but apparently was too drunk to remember anything else. McGillicuddy told officers, she had been drinking heavily and may have blacked out. She remembered entering the home, but couldn't recall how or where she placed the missing items. After a search of McGillicuddy's home, a gold pendant, a bracelet, a gold chain and the electric chainsaw are still unaccounted for.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....

    Michael Harris, 23, who burglarized the same business not once, not twice, but three times in one week. Harris broke into S&B Machines business three times in one week to steal aluminum pipes, posts, tires, wire and power tools, which he then sold to pawn shops and scrap metal businesses for more than $1,300. Shoe prints with a distinctive tread pattern were found in the dirt around his business. It just so happened that Harris was wearing these same shoes when police were questioning him about some power tools he sold to a pawn shop.

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