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Knuckleheads in the News

Monday - 9/15/2014, 9:17am  ET

September 15, 2014

A) A DC police officer who tried to stop a man from recording an arrest outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the cop was wrong to interfere... citizens have the right ot record as long as they don't get in the way.

B) A DC official that said if you get a parking ticket, you are GUILTY until proven innocent. He also compared the city's parking enforcement to the IRS. All of this was revealed in a recent audit... DC collected more than 170 MILLION dollars in parking and speeding tickets last year.

C) A Florida burglar who fell asleep on the job. Police say the suspect was caught snoozing next to bag of jewelry he was trying to steal. A cleaning lady found him on a bed...and police took pictures of him before arresting him.

Winner: C


August 25, 2014

A) A faked death instead of walking down the aisle! A 23-year-old British man got cold feet so bad that he called his bride to-be pretending to be someone else, and informed her that her fiance was struck and killed by a car.

B) Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell and his teammate were pulled over in Pittsburgh last week. Talking to the police, Bell outed himself saying: "I didn't know that you could get a DUI for being high."

C) You may have heard about the show where people strip down naked and go on dates. Now, one star from the reality show "Dating Naked" is suing for $10 million. She says VH1 promised she would be partially blurred in certain clips, and was not.

Winner: B


August 18, 2014

A) A Manassas principal accused of faking his resume: Robin Toogood resigned in June as principal of Jennie Dean Elementary after officials say a background check uncovered he was a college dropout. He claimed numerous college degrees, including a doctorate, on his resume.

B) A 22-year-old California woman is arrested after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while participating in a beauty pageant. She was collecting workers' comp at the time, claiming she had a broken toe.

C) Also in California, a 24 year old woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit. A 2 year old giraffe turned, gave the woman a lick, then turned and kicked her.

Winner: B


August 11, 2014

A) D.C. Councilmembers Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander. Both apparently have their own set of rules when it comes to D.C. parking. Barry had racked up more than $1800 in unpaid parking tickets. He paid them off last week, after reports of the tickets came to light. Alexander told Fox 5 her four unpaid tickets were due to police mistakes. She said she was on official business when her car was parked in front of a Chipotle restaurant downtown.

B) D.C. officials who put a speed camera in Maryland. They initially released a statement saying they had planned to move the camera for months. But the camera was replaced by contractors just hours after WTOP's Ticketbuster report that the camera had erroneously been set up in Prince George's County.

C) A smartphone app Push For Pizza. It's supposed to streamline the ordering and delivery of a pizza with a single click, and it's has gotten a lot of national attention, but not the kind its developers intended. When Washingtonians attempted to enter their delivery addresses in the app, they received the message: "D.C. is not a valid state."

Winner: A


August 4, 2014

A) This Saturday in DC potential Acela passengers waited on a platform, while the empty train left them stranded from another platform. The conductor of the 3 PM train departed without getting a go ahead from the station.

B) In the Pittsburgh area a drunk woman attempted to steal a police car to travel to her own parked car. But she didn't account for the two plainclothes officers who were sitting in the back seat.

C) In Hoboken a Good Samaritan called 911 for an infant that was left in a car seat. As temperatures climbed over 80 degrees, the EMTs shattered the driver's side window and quickly found that the child was actually...a doll.

Winner: B


July 28, 2014

A) An Oklahoma woman who called police to report that she thought her methamphetamine was laced. She was hearing things and sweating profusely when police arrived. The woman thanked them for coming, but she was quickly arrested.

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