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Knuckleheads in the News

Monday - 7/28/2014, 9:43am  ET

C) A Spotsylvania County woman who grabbed a Baby Jesus figure from a local shopping center. Only problem is she uploaded a photo of the stolen figure on her facebook page. Police were tipped off and Baby Jesus has been returned.

Winner: C


Dec. 12, 2011

A) A Waldorf, Maryland man picked the wrong day to shoplift from a local Walmart. There were more than 50 police officers in the store due to a community program called "Shop with a Cop." Police caught the man while he tried to make his getaway and arrested him.

B) Two Florida women decorated their house with Christmas lights they stole from a home only a block away. The neighbor recognized her decorations and called police. The women face theft charges.

C) An Illinois man who tried to carjack a driver, only problem is the driver is a mixed-martial arts fighter. The carjacker forced the driver from the car. The driver then turned around and beat up the carjacker, pinning him to the ground until authorities arrived.

Winner: B


Dec. 5, 2011

A) Texas bank robbers bragged on Facebook about their heist. The female burglar posted "I'm Rich" on her boyfriends wall. Investigators were tipped off about the messages and arrested the bank robbers.

B) A Pennsylvania woman robbed a Burger King and hours later called the same Burger King to ask if anyone caught her license plate. The problem: she used her own cell phone to make the call. The restaurant called police, who used phone records to find the woman.

C) A German man who tried to rob a bank with a toy gun, only problem is the bank had been closed for years. Instead, he robbed a woman on the street and fled the scene in a stolen car. Police found the car and tracked him down after lifting his fingerprints from the toy gun he left in the backseat.

Winner: B


Nov. 28, 2011

A) A Chicago man broke into Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams' house while he was out of town and made himself at home.

The man put on William' clothes, his 2005 World Series Ring, drank beer and defrosted a lobster in the GM's home.

The man also left behind a hospital bracelet with his name on it. Police later found him still wearing the borrowed clothes.

B) Coast Guard officials in Florida received a call to help a man who ran out of gas in his boat.

When Coast Guard went to help they realized the boat had actually been reported stolen, they reached the stranded man and charged him with grand theft.

C) An Ohio man tried using paranormal activity as a defense.

The former police officer was accused of stealing a dozen air conditioning units and other valuables from a sheriff's office.

The items were found in the mans basement but he said it was a ghost who put them there!

The court didn't buy it and convicted the former cop.

Winner: A


Nov. 21, 2011

A) A New York man wearing a t-shirt that read "I am a drunk" was charged with a DWI after running into a cop car. He was issued several traffic citations.

B) An Atlanta teenager who was stuck in a chimney for ten hours after looking to rob an area home. Neighbors heard someone yelling for help from the home's chimney and called police. He was charged with burglary.

C) An Albany woman and two friends who stole a car so she could get to court in time to face previous charges against her. The stolen car's OnStar GPS indicated it was at the courthouse. Officers got the call while she was in court and arrested her before her appearance was over.

Winner: C


Nov. 14, 2011

a) College athletes aren't suppose to interact with agents or PR specialists. But Ray-Ray Armstrong, safety for the Miami Hurricanes, is in the hot seat for having dinner with the owner of a P-R firm and Tweeting about it!

The tweet was deleted, but he's now being investigated to see if he broke NCAA rules.

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