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Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Oct 29, 2013 -- 9:46am

 

TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
    Troy Foster Mitchell, 47, who robbed the same bank that he had applied for a car load at. Mitchell passed a note to a bank teller demanding $5,000 in cash. While the teller was complying with Mitchell's demand, another teller who recognized Mitchell walked by and said, "Hi, Troy." Mitchell had filed an auto loan application with the bank, which included a copy of his driver's license. Immediately after the robbery, a bank employee retrieved the application and gave it to police. Mitchell also entered another bank and passed a teller a note demanding $5,000 in $100 bills. That demand was written on the back of a voided paycheck made out to Mitchell. The paycheck even listed Mitchell's home address.

AND THEN THERE'S .....
    James Cowan, 36, who groped a fast-food worker and fled, but he was tracked down by police who followed his trail of curly fries. A female Arby's employee called police saying she was groped by a man as she handed over his order at the drive-thru window. The employee gave police a description of the car, which was found outside a motel less than a mile away. Police spotted a trail of curly fries and sauce from the vehicle to Cowan's motel room. He was charged with a single count of indecent assault and released on bail.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....
    Walter Serpit, who went back into his burning home to save his beer. Serpit, who walks with a cane, made sure the six adults and two children who live in the home made it outside safely before he then went back in to get his beer. "I told them to get the kids out and everything, and me myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out." He managed to save several cans of beer from the fire.

OKAY, ONE MORE .....
    Vic Bryant, who spent $1,500 to beat a $100 parking ticket. Bryant said he was making a point by challenging the parking violation he received when his son parked in a spot determined by authorities to be too close to a driveway. He was given only six days notice before he was due to appear or be found guilty in absence. Bryant said the original fine increased when he missed the early deadline and an additional fine brought the total up to $100 when he was unable to show up on the designated day. He said, the only way he could get the city to listen was to hire a lawyer, which he did at a cost of $1,500. Bryant's lawyer got the fine dismissed then collected his $1,500 fee.

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