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Knuckleheads in the News

Monday - 4/14/2014, 9:41am  ET

Winner: C


June 4, 2012


A) A Connecticut teenager set off a fire alarm in his high school's locker room because he put on too much body spray. It created a cloud of mist below the sensor and tripped the alarm. Students had to evacuate the school.

B) A Chicago man wearing a wig didn't get very far when he tried to rob a bank this weekend. He stuffed $100,000 into a backpack and tried to escape through the ceiling air ducts, but he got stuck. Police found him the next morning and had to cut him out.

C) Who steals from the Little League snack bar? One man, two women and a girl were arrested in California for doing just that. Police tracked them down by following a trail of cookie, chip and Cheetos bags. They were found two blocks away.

Winner: B


May 21, 2012

A) Facebook not only keeps you connected,it fights crimes. Two men went into an internet café, used the computers, logged into Facebook and decided to rob the cafe afterwards. They made a clean getaway, but were caught when police discovered they hadn't logged out of their accounts.

B) Be careful what you wish for. A New York man asked his neighbor to shoot him in the leg because he wanted to know what it felt like. His wish came true. The neighbor shot him once in the leg with a .22-caliber rifle and was charged with reckless endangerment. The man is expected to make a full recovery.

C) A Pennsylvania man left a bag behind at a local Giant grocery store. But that wasn't the problem, it's what they found inside, marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms. He called the store to see if the bag was found and they told him to go to the police to pick it up, which he did. He was taken into custody.

Winner: C


May 14, 2012

A) An elementary school in Fort Worth, Texas is getting an "F" for adding an extra "I" to the spelling of its name. The spelling error went unnoticed for nine years, according to Yahoo.com. The schools name is Sunrise McMillan but was spelled McMillian until someone finally pointed out the extra "I."

B) "Hot Dog Hooker," need we say more? A woman was offering stripteases from her hot dog truck but served up the wrong dish to an undercover cop according to C- News. She was charged with prostitution.

C) Police in Canada nabbed a thief who broke into an off-duty officer's car and left his cellphone behind, according to C-News.com. They were able to find and arrest the man, who already had a warrant out for his arrest.

Winner: C


May 7, 2012

A) A New York City con artist continued to collect his mothers Social Security benefits six years after she died. How did he do it for so long? He dressed up as his mother, collected her checks and even went to the DMV to renew her license. Now he is facing some serious prison time.

B) A man in Florida was pulled over for speeding. When they stopped him, they found he was not only driving under the influence but they noticed a small monkey in the truck. He was arrested and Wildlife officers took custody of the little guy.

C) A 57-year-old woman in Boston's Chinatown says she was hypnotized into giving three women $160,000 in life savings after they approached her in a food court and started asking her questions. The Boston Herald says they gave her a bag and told her to meet them in a few hours. The woman filled it with jewellery and 160K in cash, then handed it over to the three women. Police are on alert.

Winner: A


April 30, 2012

A) A woman on a Des Moines-to-Chicago flight was removed after she couldn't find her wallet and demanded to be let off the plane to look for it. The argument escalated and she was removed from the plane. Her wallet later showed up in Chicago on the plane she wasn't on.

B) A man dressed in a cow suit managed to steal 26 gallons of milk from a Walmart in Virginia. Then he crawled out of the store on all-fours and started handing out the milk on the street to anyone who would take it. Police caught the guy, found the cow suit and arrested him.

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