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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.

B) A Boston subway dispatcher wanted to spread some holiday cheer, so he used the electronic message board to post the lyrics to "Deck the Halls" instead of the regular service announcements. Transportation officials were not amused.

C) He ran an illegal cockfighting business, but this Florida man was busted after police saw him picking up a live rooster from the post office. He already had 89 caged roosters in his backyard.

Winner: C

Dec. 26, 2011

A) A Florida man went to a bar, had a few, and left to rob a Wells Fargo bank. Then, he came back to the bar and had a few drinks until the cops arrived. The bartender says he was gone for about 30 minutes.

B) Four Pittsburgh teens accused of taking cash, candy, and cigarettes from a convenience store posted pictures of themselves and their haul on Facebook a few minutes later. That made it quite easy for detectives.

C) A Nebraska man came to court drunk to receive a sentence for DWI. He was four times over the legal limit. The new charge will be added to the three previous DWI charges.

Winner: C

Dec. 19, 2011

A) Two Wisconsin men stole some DVDs and computer games from a Target. Unfortunately for them, one of the shop-lifters pocket dialed 911 while they rehashed their crime. Police tracked them down and they now face charges.

B) A Pennsylvania man who faked the death of his mother to get time off of work. The man submitted an obituary for his mother to a local newspaper. Relatives saw it in the paper and called to say she was alive. Police say the man wanted to get off work without losing his job.

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