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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Nov 14, 2012 -- 9:41am

 

TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
    Jesse Thomas Wilkes, 25, who wanted to score some pain meds by posting an ad on Craigslist.com. Wilkes drew the attention of the Port Charlotte, Florida, Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit after he posted the ad "Looking for Roxy." Officers contacted Wilkes to make the fake drug deal and Wilkes showed up and paid for the pills with a Food Stamp card and the PIN number for it. He was arrested.

AND THEN THERE'S .....
    Emerito Pujol, 74, who didn't want to pay the $100 admission into Epcot, so he flashed a fake badge at an Epcot employee as he passed through the turnstiles. When challenged, Pujol told the employee he was "in service" and was "guarding someone important." Turns out he was just waiting for his family. The park employee became suspicious when the badge Pujol flashed said "American Federation of Police" and "honorary member." Pujol was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a police badge, falsely impersonating an officer and petty theft.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....
    Shanika Naissance Mathieu, 27, who used her one-year-old son as a shield in an effort to avoid being arrested for shoplifting. A loss prevention officer told police he saw Mathieu put a $34 pair of baby shoes in her purse while holding her baby. While in the loss prevention office, she got agitated and combative and tried to leave, using her baby as a shield. Police in Port St. Lucie, Florida, arrested Mathieu on charges including child abuse, retail theft, resisting recovery of property by a merchant and battery.

OKAY, ONE MORE .....
    Kirk John Tinney, 35, who was shouting obscenities and singing "I ain't going back to jail," but is now ... in jail. Police found Tinney in the middle of the street yelling, "(Expletive) the police," and "(expletive) those crackers," along with racial slurs and many other offensive words. Tinney was told to go back inside. There, he opened the windows and put on music, playing and singing, "I ain't going back to jail." Police left the residence when Tinney lowered the volume, but were called back after they received additional complaints of loud music. He was arrested on charges including disorderly intoxication and breach of the peace.

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