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Knuckleheads in the News

Monday - 4/14/2014, 9:41am  ET

C) A Rock Hall, Maryland man who blew up an unwanted gingerbread house with illegal fireworks, burning his wife's wrist in the process. He now faces reckless endangerment charges.

Winner: B


Feb. 6, 2012

A) A Virginia man unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank and then went across the street to visit a family member at Prince William Hospital. An officer working security detail at the hospital recognized the man and he was quickly arrested.

B) A North Carolina woman cut in line at a McDonald's drive-thru and held up service for 20 minutes while she argued with employees. The situation escalated to the point where police used a stun gun to subdue the woman. She has been charged.

C) A Florida man who attempted to rob a bank and chose to wear a pair of shorts on his head as his disguise. Unfortunately for him, his shorts did not cover his face and police were able to identify him.

Winner: C


Jan. 30, 2012

A) A Florida woman called police on her husband after he refused to get rid of an alligator he'd been keeping in their bathtub. MSNBC reports the man was arrested and the gator was released into a lake.

B) An Arizona inmate was charged with trespassing after refusing to leave the jail where he was locked up. He was scheduled for release and when officers showed up to escort him out he told them he wasn't leaving because he couldn't find his wallet. He's still in jail.

C) A Wyoming college student was caught eating a doughnut then leaving without paying for it. He was charged with shoplifting and paid a $200 fine. He has been studying criminal justice.

Winner: B


Jan. 23, 2012

A) A Pennsylvania man claimed to police he was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant. When authorities began to question to the man about the incident, he came clean and admitted he accidentally shot himself. No charges have been filed in the case.

B) A Mexico City bank robber used a skateboard as a getaway vehicle. The man would demand money from tellers and slide away on his skateboard. Authorities easily tracked him down after his second robbery attempt.

C) A New Jersey burglar broke into a home and decided to take a quick nap on the couch during his heist. The homeowner discovered the burglar catching some shut- eye. He faces a number of charges.

Winner: C


Jan. 16, 2012

A) A man from Golden, Colorado burned his laptop in the fireplace and police arrested him because the smoke smelled like it could have been a gas leak. A HAZMAT team had to see if burning a laptop posed any danger to residents.

B) A 22-year-old Washington man was busted for selling pot in front of a courthouse. Police say they could smell it on him and when they searched him, found 20 grams of marijuana in his pockets.

C) A Southern California woman was worried her husband was seeing someone else so she called in a bomb threat to LAX to try stopping him from boarding his flight. He missed his flight and now his wife is facing felony charges.

Winner: C


Jan. 9, 2012

A) A Salt Lake City tried to get out being arrested for shoplifting $600 worth of merchandise by saying she owned the mall -- and that she played Rudy from the Cosby show. It didn't work.

B) A Swedish man was found posing as his friend -- in jail. The man said he wanted to stay sober -- and said he would do his friend's one-month drunk driving sentence. He was found two weeks in and charged with perjury and wrongful use of someone else's ID.

C) Police in Utah say a neighbor wore an oversized suit, a beanie hat and a fake mustache to rob her neighbors. The 31-year-old woman was given a key to the house, but was caught on surveillance cameras -- and her neighbors recognized her -- even with the disguise.

Winner: C


Jan. 2, 2012

A) A Boston woman was busted for robbing a Citizens Bank after she was caught handing out the stolen dollar bills to kids in a nearby park. Cops saw the whole thing and arrested her.

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