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Knuckleheads in the News

Monday - 8/18/2014, 9:34am  ET

August 18, 2014

A) A Manassas principal accused of faking his resume: Robin Toogood resigned in June as principal of Jennie Dean Elementary after officials say a background check uncovered he was a college dropout. He claimed numerous college degrees, including a doctorate, on his resume.

B) A 22-year-old California woman is arrested after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while participating in a beauty pageant. She was collecting workers' comp at the time, claiming she had a broken toe.

C) Also in California, a 24 year old woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit. A 2 year old giraffe turned, gave the woman a lick, then turned and kicked her.

Winner: B


August 11, 2014

A) D.C. Councilmembers Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander. Both apparently have their own set of rules when it comes to D.C. parking. Barry had racked up more than $1800 in unpaid parking tickets. He paid them off last week, after reports of the tickets came to light. Alexander told Fox 5 her four unpaid tickets were due to police mistakes. She said she was on official business when her car was parked in front of a Chipotle restaurant downtown.

B) D.C. officials who put a speed camera in Maryland. They initially released a statement saying they had planned to move the camera for months. But the camera was replaced by contractors just hours after WTOP's Ticketbuster report that the camera had erroneously been set up in Prince George's County.

C) A smartphone app Push For Pizza. It's supposed to streamline the ordering and delivery of a pizza with a single click, and it's has gotten a lot of national attention, but not the kind its developers intended. When Washingtonians attempted to enter their delivery addresses in the app, they received the message: "D.C. is not a valid state."

Winner: A


August 4, 2014

A) This Saturday in DC potential Acela passengers waited on a platform, while the empty train left them stranded from another platform. The conductor of the 3 PM train departed without getting a go ahead from the station.

B) In the Pittsburgh area a drunk woman attempted to steal a police car to travel to her own parked car. But she didn't account for the two plainclothes officers who were sitting in the back seat.

C) In Hoboken a Good Samaritan called 911 for an infant that was left in a car seat. As temperatures climbed over 80 degrees, the EMTs shattered the driver's side window and quickly found that the child was actually...a doll.

Winner: B


July 28, 2014

A) An Oklahoma woman who called police to report that she thought her methamphetamine was laced. She was hearing things and sweating profusely when police arrived. The woman thanked them for coming, but she was quickly arrested.

B) An Anne Arundel man who told police "Y'all will never catch me," before being arrested less than a day later. He wrote the comment below his own mugshot on the Anne Arundel County Police Facebook page. He had an outstanding warrant for violating his probation.

C) An Arizona man who got himself into a tight spot after he broke into a professional wrestler's house. Former WWE champion Daniel Bryan chased the burglar from his home and put him into a choke hold until police arrived.

Winner: B


July 21, 2014

A) An Illinois woman who took a selfie wearing a dress she stole. The 27-year-old allegedly took clothes and jewelry from a shop, then posted a Facebook photo of herself in a leopard-print dress. She's charged with theft.

B) A Washington State man who set his house on fire while trying to kill a spider. He used a makeshift blow torch on the spider, and ended up setting his laundry room on fire.

C) A Kentucky man who stuck it to the police officers who arrested him by ordering 5 pizzas to their station. The many asked to use his phone while he was being booked, and a little while later, a bunch of pizzas showed up for the cop who arrested him.

Winner: B


July 14, 2014

A) An Oregon man who tried to tow an undercover police car. Police planted the undercover state police car after hearing reports of the man's sketchy towing business, "Whoops! Towing." The man is said to be a known scam-artist, and was arrested after trying to tow the car from a parking lot.

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