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Knuckleheads in the News

Monday - 4/21/2014, 9:29am  ET

C) A Montana man instigated a police chase in order to check it off of his bucket list. The man followed a police cruiser for seven blocks until hitting the interstate at speeds up to 100 mph. He was fined one thousand dollars.

Winner: B


Feb. 13, 2012

A) A man who was involved in a minor accident on the Southeast/Southwest Freeway. He got out of his car to assess the damage. Unfortunately for him, he locked his keys in the car, leaving him stuck in the center lane. A tow truck pulled him away from the scene.

B) A New Jersey man who stole a woman's cell phone. The man then used the phone to take a picture of himself. Only problem is the woman had an app that automatically sends all cell phone photos to her personal computer. The woman gave the picture to police and the man was arrested.

C) A Rock Hall, Maryland man who blew up an unwanted gingerbread house with illegal fireworks, burning his wife's wrist in the process. He now faces reckless endangerment charges.

Winner: B


Feb. 6, 2012

A) A Virginia man unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank and then went across the street to visit a family member at Prince William Hospital. An officer working security detail at the hospital recognized the man and he was quickly arrested.

B) A North Carolina woman cut in line at a McDonald's drive-thru and held up service for 20 minutes while she argued with employees. The situation escalated to the point where police used a stun gun to subdue the woman. She has been charged.

C) A Florida man who attempted to rob a bank and chose to wear a pair of shorts on his head as his disguise. Unfortunately for him, his shorts did not cover his face and police were able to identify him.

Winner: C


Jan. 30, 2012

A) A Florida woman called police on her husband after he refused to get rid of an alligator he'd been keeping in their bathtub. MSNBC reports the man was arrested and the gator was released into a lake.

B) An Arizona inmate was charged with trespassing after refusing to leave the jail where he was locked up. He was scheduled for release and when officers showed up to escort him out he told them he wasn't leaving because he couldn't find his wallet. He's still in jail.

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.

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