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Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Oct 11, 2012 -- 9:28am

 

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

    Carlos Johnson, 39, and accomplices Kelvin Antonio Gaston and Clifton Kilpatrick, who were outsmarted by the smartphone they swiped. Johnson stole a women's purse at gunpoint in Atlanta. The woman contacted police then activated an app to track her iPhone, which lead police straight to the robber and his accomplices.    

 
AND THEN THERE'S .....

    Praq Rado, a 31-year-old Albanian-born actor, who was on his way to the Hamptons International Film Festival to see a film about his immigration journey, but was picked up for being an illegal immigrant. Rado has lived in America for 11 years without documentation, and was taken into custody while on his way to see "Dreaming American," a short narrative based on his life.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....

    A 34-year-old man Wisconsin man, who was a little impatient at court, so he called 911 to complain. While in the front lobby of the Greenfield Law Enforcement Center, which houses both the police department and the municipal courtroom, the man called 911 to complain that it was taking too long for his name to be called while he waited to appear in court for a municipal citation. He only made things worse, though, because he'll have to return to court to answer for the citation he received for the misuse of the 911 system.

OKAY, ONE MORE .....

    Georgia funeral home owner, William B. Ellenger III, who lost his license after his business dismembered an 800-pound body in order to lift it into the crematory. The dismemberment wasn't illegal, but it was illegal to do it without the permission of the dead man's family. The incident occurred shortly after Ellenberg Funeral Services had just opened.

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