TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Two uniformed British police officers who spotted a man in the gardens of Buckingham Palace and stopped him, concerned he might be an intruder. The man in question: Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Andrew, the son of Queen Elizabeth II, was born in the palace in 1960, has offices there, and spends much of his time there. Oops. He was out for a stroll through the manicured gardens in the early evening.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
Connor Thomas Glascott, 19, who learned if you tell cops that you're pouring out a beer, it's probably best to have a beer can/bottle in the area you're standing. Glascott was arrested for public intoxication after telling police the yellow liquid flowing through a handrail on steps leading to an apartment building was beer he was pouring out. Police say, they saw Glascott urinate, pull up his shorts and no beer cans or bottles were located near him.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
Maldivian police (Maldive Island in the Indian Ocean), who held a coconut for questioning on suspicion of vote-rigging. The coconut, described as "young," was found near a school to be used as a polling station on the remote Kaafu, one of the hundreds of islands in the Indian Ocean. A magician summoned by police established that the coconut was innocent. No arrests were made.
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