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Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Jul 11, 2013 -- 9:44am

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

    Anthony Dwayne Thomas, who now knows, if you plan to rob a business pick one where you're not a regular customer. Oh, it's also helpful if you don't fill out a job application using your real name and leaving that behind too. Police officers were informed that the suspect was a known, regular customer who had, in fact, just filled out an employment application prior to committing the crime. The store had the application still, on which the suspect had written his name. Thomas was found not far from the store but resisted arrest. Thomas was positively identified as the thief and he was found to have the cash taken in the pocket of his shorts.

AND THEN THERE'S .....

    Matthew Moore, 19, who thought it would be cool to take a drag from his joint and blow it into the open window of a cop car at an intersection. He was wrong. Police saw a suspicious, parked car and noticed the person in the driver's seat smoking marijuana. When the police officer pulled up alongside the car, Moore blew smoke from his mouth out his window and into the window of the patrol car. He was arrested for possession of marijuana.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....

    Julia Charlene Merfeld, who hired a 'hitman' to kill her husband, because "it was easier than divorcing him." That explanation came in a meeting with a man Merfeld thought she was hiring to do the murder. Unfortunately for her, the hitman happened to be a Michigan State Trooper.

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