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Friday, May 17th, 2013

May 17, 2013 -- 10:09am

 

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

    A 42-year-old Michigan woman, who got trapped inside what would have been her getaway vehicle. State troopers responded to the report of a theft at a local motel and found items including dishes, silverware and food had been stolen. They also happened to notice a woman in the parking lot trapped in a vehicle. The vehicle had broken interior door latches and the woman apparently lost the keys to the vehicle. She had locked herself inside, and police say she would have needed the keys to roll down a window and open a door using an exterior handle. Police also noticed all the missing items from the motel in the car with her.

AND THEN THERE'S .....

    An armed school security officer in Aurora, Colorado, who accidentally shot a student. The school employee, who also has a second job as a security officer, had offered a student a ride home at the end of the day. When he tried to secure his weapon in the glove box of the car it discharged, hitting the student in the leg. The man took the student to a nearby hospital, where he was rushed into surgery with a "significant injury." Police did not say if the employee would face charges.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....

    Owners of the Big C Tire Shop on Detroit's east side, who had an unusual way of paying their employees, not with cash, but with crack cocaine. Their interesting but illegal business strategy is if you cut the grass, you got a rock; move tires, you get a rock. The investigation initially started with $100,000 in bogus checks that were cashed there. They were surprised to learn the drugs-for-work practice and concluded the evidence was better in the counterfeit check case, so they're not going to charge the owner with drug charges. Police and local officials said recruiting drug users as employees is beyond bad for the neighborhood.

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