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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Jan 29, 2013 -- 9:31am

 

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

    Melanie Anderson, a receptionist for an oil company in Scotland, who had to quit her job after she accidentally sent explicit emails intended for her fiance to everyone in the company. Anderson sent a short email to her colleagues at Integrated Subsea Services (ISS) Ltd to tell them that the sandwich van was outside. However, she accidentally wrote the message on top of the chain of private emails she had been swapping with her fiance, and so the full exchange was seen by everyone in the office. Within hours the email had gone viral, spreading first to other oil firms in Scotland and then to the rest of the world, prompting a series of jokes on Twitter. She quit after the embarrassment became too much to handle.

AND THEN THERE'S .....

    A Florida woman, who accidentally shot her fiancé in the leg, at a gun range, while she was trying to remove a shell that went down her blouse. The police report said a shell casing flew from the woman's gun and landed inside her blouse, causing her to flinch. She bent over to get the casing out of her blouse when the gun accidentally fired striking her fiancé in the leg. No charges were filed after the incident.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....

    Marquis Baldwin, 22, who couldn't find bail money for his girlfriend, so he decided to rob a couple businesses to raise the funds instead. Surveillance cameras led police to Baldwin, who was charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm and six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. We doubt Baldwin's girlfriend will be able to raise his $120,000 bail.

OKAY, ONE MORE .....

    49-year-old Tammie Elaine Johnson, who got into an argument over money for drugs and smashed a man in the head with a jar of olives. Over the years we've seen numerous items used in assault cases, but this is the first reported olive attack. Police says the victim told them Johnson was angry with him because he wouldn't give her money to buy crack cocaine. So the woman got violent and struck the unnamed man with the olive jar in the parking lot.

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