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Monday, February 11th, 2013

Feb 11, 2013 -- 9:49am

 

 

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

    Douglas Wolaver, a pocket-dialing prowler, who got himself arrested after his cellphone turned informant, not once, but twice. The emergency operator traced an accidental 911 call to a home in Sidney, Ohio. Sheriff's deputies responded and found a window forced open. Wolaver tried to hide from police in a bathroom, but his phone's low-battery alert alerted deputies to his hiding place.
AND THEN THERE'S .....

    Jeanette Holt, 25, who lied about a baby's abduction to get cops to help find her stolen car. Seven police cars responded after Holt called 911 to report her 1997 Chevy Monte Carlo had been stolen with her one-year-old son inside. Police conducted a massive search for the car, only to find out the child was not inside to begin with. He had been in daycare all along. Holt lied about the abduction because she wanted officers to look for her car.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....
    Jessica Dugger, 38, who phoned in two bomb threats but left her name on one of them. Dugger placed a call that cleared the Muskogee County (Oklahoma) Courthouse and a similar call to the Muskogee Police Department. However, on the second call Dugger left her name on the recording. The department had apparently received multiple calls from Dugger during the past four months as well. She was arrested on several charges including: threatening communications involving explosive devices, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.
 
OKAY, ONE MORE .....
    John F. Wall, 65, who grew weary of a 39-year-old woman, who was repeatedly checking her phone during a performance at a Sarasota, Florida theater, so he choked her. At the end of the performance, as soon as the house lights came on, the woman, Olga Alan, said the man leapt from his seat and started screaming in her face about the cell phone. The woman told him to stop talking to her like this. The man grabbed Alan by the throat and pushed her down into her chair. Wall and his companion left the theater, but officials from the theater established his identity based on where he had been sitting. He was arrested a short time later.

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