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October 15, 2012

A) An elderly couple in Britain who unknowingly grew a marijuana plant in their backyard. The couple thought they bought a regular bush at a flea market and planted it in their backyard. Police said it was the largest pot plant they'd ever seen.

B) A Virginia man who was drunk when he went looking for a job as a truck driver. The 51-year-old was also driving without a license, which had been taken from him for another DUI arrest. He was sentenced to more than 2 years in prison.

C) Florida governor Rick Scott who gave people looking for information on a meningitis outbreak the number to a phone sex hotline. He was trying to send them the Florida Department of Health, but was off by one digit.

Winner: B

October 8, 2012

A) A Michigan man whose crime fighting interfered with a police investigation. The 33 year old was dressed as Batman and refused to leave the scene of an accident. The man was making it hard for the police to conduct an investigation. He was arrested and part of his probation forbids him from wearing costumes.

B) A Pennsylvania man who tried to eat a marijuana plant when police came to search his home. But, go figures, he couldn't finish the whole thing before the cops found him. They seized 4 pounds of marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash.

C) A high school student who apparently drugged his teacher with butt- enchancing drugs. The North Carolina woman claims the kid put the pills in her coffee. The student was disciplined by the school but no word if she pressed charges.

Winner: B

October 1, 2012

A) A Florida man who deposited a stolen $1,000 check into an ATM, and then, tried to withdraw the money. When the ATM took his card, he tied a seatbelt to the ATM and attempted to rip it from the wall. He didn't get away with any cash, but a bank camera caught the whole thing on tape.

B) A Pennsylvania woman who was more worried about good hygiene than a stint in jail. She insisted on taking a bath when police showed up at her door with an arrest warrant. She tried to close the door on the officers and fought with them when they tried to arrest her.

C) A Florida man who assaulted two police officers before attempting to escape... into the ocean. After refusing arrest, the man punched out a bedroom window with his head and ran into the Atlantic. The officers are okay, but the man is now in jail.

Winner: A

September 24, 2012

A) A Michigan woman really wanted some hot sauce for her nachos. But when a 7- Eleven didn't have it, she got angry and squirted the clerk with ketchup. A police officer had to escort the woman out of the store.

B) NFL still has not reached a deal with the regular referees. More mistakes were made around the league yesterday including the Redskins-Bengals game. For example, the Redskins were penalized 20 yards instead of 15 for unsportsmanlike conduct in the final seconds of their 38-31 loss.

C) Police say a couple from Washington state stole a rare coin collection worth $100,000 and then spent the coins at face-value on a movie and pizza. The collection included a quarter that's estimated to be worth thousands of dollars.

Winner: C

September 17, 2012

A) Last night, the Redskins had a chance at a game-tying field goal. But things went downhill when a Rams player pushed Redskins receiver Josh Morgan. Morgan retaliated by chucking the football at him. The 'Skins were penalized 15 yards and the field goal was short.

B) On September 11th, most media organizations cut away from regular programming to honor a moment of silence. But not NBC. They skipped the moment to air an interview with Kris Jenner, from the reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

C) A Florida teenager broke into a home to steal fishing rods, a guitar, and six harmonicas. But he got a little hungry so he went ahead and made himself an Eggo waffle with Aunt Jemima syrup drizzled on top! The 16-year-old was arrested and charged with burglary.

Winner: B

September 10, 2012

A) A 47-year-old man in Washington state accidentally called 911 last week. The only problem? It happened while he was stealing a car...and drunk. He got away from police that night...but they caught up with the man after his phone accidentally called 911 again the next morning.

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