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Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Jan 17, 2013 -- 10:21am

 

TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
    Sabine Moreau, a 67-year-old woman from Belgium, who trusted her GPS more than her common sense and ended up 900 miles to the south before she realized that something was wrong. Moreau had planned to pick up a friend at a train station about 90 miles away. It was during the second day of travel when the woman realized her GPS device had sent her about 900 miles to the south. Moreau even stopped twice for gas, slept on the side of the road, and even suffered a minor car accident along the way. Moreau admitted she must not have been paying attention.

AND THEN THERE'S .....
    23 year-old Richard Boudreaux, who was dressed all in camouflage and wore gloves when he showed up to burglarize his former employer, but forgot to bring a mask. Knowing the surveillance cameras at Kenney's Seafood in Slidell, LA were going to capture his actions, he improvised and covered his head with a bucket. Too bad for him the cameras still managed to catch glimpses of his face and that's what allowed police to identify him as the culprit. Investigators say he also tried to break into a local pawn shop with no luck.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....
    Ryan Huerta, 19, and Arnulfo Hernandez, who were sentenced to lengthy prison terms in a string of incidents that netted the pair... 68 cents. Police said the armed men robbed a Walmart employee of his pocket change then attempted to rob a woman nearby, ultimately firing a round into her windshield before she drove off. The third victim was able to disarm Huerta and the teens fled, but returned after circling the block and rammed the man's car. Huerta was sentenced to 18 years in prison while Hernandez was sentenced to 20 years in prison.


OKAY, ONE MORE .....
    Rene Marie Glynn, 43, who found an iPhone left behind in a restroom and called the owner demanding $100 for its return. When the victim went back to get it, it was missing. The woman told detectives she "pinged" the phone several times and it provided them with an address. The victim said she was contacted by a woman, who claimed to have her phone. The woman, later identified as Glynn, advised she would give the phone back for $100 or she would sell the phone on e-Bay. Police went to the address and retrieved the iPhone and Glynn was charged with Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property.

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