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Knuckleheads in the News

Monday - 7/28/2014, 9:43am  ET

July 29, 2013

A. An Erie woman who was mad that she was picked to serve on a jury cursed at the judge. Her bad attitude landed her with a $500 fine. If she doesn't pay it in 90 days, she could go to jail. She apologized after her outburst saying she was upset about missing work.

B. A Florida woman who went to jail for stealing a tow truck. Her rental car broke down so she called for a tow. She asked the driver if she could borrow his rig to drive to New York. When his back was turned, she jumped in and drove away. But the truck's GPS led police right to her.

C. A West Virginia University football player who burglarized a home in his Mountaineers sweatpants with his uniform number 96 on them. He and two others got away with cash and electronics but witnesses easily identified him. He was arrested and suspended from the team.

Winner: C


July 22, 2013

A) A Florida football player who was arrested for barking at a police dog. The 19-year-old Florida Gator walked up to the police car where the dog was as he was leaving a bar, and barked at the animal. He claims the dog barked at him first, but the cops locked him up anyways.

B) A Florida woman used her baby to get away from police. Cops followed the 23- year-old out of a store after she stole some clothes. When the police confronted her, she threw her toddler at them. The child wasn't hurt, but the woman was arrested and charged with child abuse, petty theft and resisting arrest.

C) A California man who stole a bus. The shirtless man snatched the transit bus from a San Francisco station, and went for a 100 mile joy ride. Cops tracked the bus through the GPS and flattened the tires with spikes. He was arrested for reckless driving and grand theft.

Winner: B


July 15, 2013

A) A wanna-be Spiderman from Cincinatti. The man was caught vandalizing an area high school... Wearing only Spiderman underwear. He broke a few windows, climbed inside, and sprayed fire-extinguishers around the building. He was arrested and charged with vandalism.

B) Three Arlington County burglars who broke into an unmarked police car... With an officer still inside! The three men had been going up and down the street opening unlocked cars and stealing valuables. They've been busted for more than a dozen thefts.

C) A shirtless-shoeless Seattle man who crashed a kid's pizza party. While there he helped himself to a few slices of pizza and balloon animals. Police suspect the man was on a very potent relaxant.

Winner: B


July 8, 2013

A) A bride who sent a note to her friend chastising her for not giving a good enough gift. The woman said the hundred dollars wasn't enough to help cover the 200 bucks per person spent on the reception and that the friend should feel bad for not giving more.

B) A New Mexico man who robbed a store using a weed whacker. The man demanded for money from the cash register threatening to use the gardening tool as a weapon. He then ran from the scene without any cash.

C) A Pennsylvania man who made a phone call from a convenience store right before he robbed it. The 32-year-old called a woman, then snatched about $140 in change off the counter. Police hit the redial button on the phone and got the man's name when the woman answered the phone.

Winner: A


July 1, 2013

A) An immigration official in California who was busted for accepting a delicious bribe from immigrants seeking citizenship and green cards. In 2011 the woman accepted 200 egg rolls and cash to review the applications for benefits.

B) A couple from Connecticut who asked fellow coffee drinkers at Starbucks to name their baby boy. They put up signs asking other customers to help them choose between the names Logan and Jackson. The couple got the idea from the way Starbucks chooses its employee of the month.

C) A Michigan mom who robbed a bank, but was turned into police by her son. The woman had gone to the bank and handed the teller a note demanding 25 hundred dollars for her children and grandchildren. Her son saw surveillance photos and foiled the plot.

Winner: C


June 24, 2013

A) A group of Atlanta radio hosts who insulted a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease. One of them pretended to be 36-year-old ex-New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, who lost his ability to speak and move because of ALS. They eventually apologized but all of them were fired.

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