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Knuckleheads in the News

Monday - 9/15/2014, 9:17am  ET

B) A homeowner in Washington state who picked a fight with a city employee because a fire hydrant near his house was the wrong color. The homeowner painted the hydrant red and when a city water employee told him it had to be repainted to yellow, the homeowner pulled a gun on the guy. Police arrived and the homeowner was arrested.

C) A Pennsylvania teacher who allowed students to perform body piercings in class. One student pierced the teacher's ear and another student's stomach without parental consent. The teacher resigned in May and has been charged with endangering the welfare of children.

Winner: A


June 17, 2013

A) A British man who called police to report that the prostitute he hired was UGLY. The man said the woman violated the "sale of Goods Act" because she wasn't as pretty as she said she was. When cops told him HE was the one breaking the law, he insisted on talking to them in person.

B) A Maryland man who was arrested after posting on the Facebook page of the Queen Anne County Sheriff's Office that had a warrant out for him. The 33-year-old was on the County's Most Wanted list after skipping town. Police responded by thanking him for his post, and reminding him about his warrant. Some friends turned him in after seeing the exchange.

C) Some Anne Arundel County teens who took photos in a photo booth using a stolen credit card. A woman lost the card, and police tracked it to a theater where the teens first bought movie tickets, then the pictures. But they left the card and the pictures in the photo booth.

Winner: A


June 10, 2013

A) A former North Carolina postal carrier who has been convicted of fraud after appearing on "The Price is Right." She filed for worker's comp, claiming she couldn't lift mail trays into a truck because of a shoulder injury. But when she was on the gameshow, she was able to spin "the big wheel" twice. She was also caught zip-lining on vacation.

B) A Saudi Prince who is suing Forbes magazine for claiming he's only worth 20- billion-dollars. The man says the valuation of his wealth was shortchanged -- he's REALLY worth 30-billion-dollars.

C) A Chicago man who is accused of stealing a box of Starburst candy from a convenience store. He's been arrested for the 77th time --- and he's only 22 years old. He's been convicted 16 times for trespassing, marijuana possession, theft and other crimes.

Winner: A


June 3, 2013

A) Two California Burger King robbers for letting their getaway car get stolen. A store employee drove the car around the block while two robbers held up the cash register. Once they realized their transportation was gone, the men tried to run to a nearby field. Officers arrested them at the scene.

B) An Austrian man whose flat tire cost his employer $117,000. He worked for a bank and was transporting the cash when he accidentally dumped it into a river while changing the tire. The money hasn't been found and the man is searching for a new job.

C) A Florida driver who ran from the cops into an alligator's mouth. Police pulled over the 20-year-old man because he was weaving on the road. When he ran behind a water treatment plant he ran into the gator. The alligator bit him but he's okay, and was arrested at the hospital.

Winner: A


May 27, 2013

A) Nationals relief pitcher Ryan Mattheus for breaking his hand hitting a locker following a bad outing last week, forcing him to miss up to two months.

B) A man who wears thong underwear and a cape while riding his scooter through Wisconsin's capital city. It may be a strange sight, but police say he isn't breaking any laws.

C) Organizers of Kanye West's video premiere last night in Baltimore. The city shut down the event and canceled the premiere of the video because the organizers forgot to get permits.

Winner: A


May 20, 2013

A) An Iranian man who robbed a bank after a fake sorcerer told him he was invisible. The man went into a bank and started snatching money from people's hands. The customers ganged up on him until the police arrived. He was arrested.

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