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Winner: C

May 7, 2012

A) A New York City con artist continued to collect his mothers Social Security benefits six years after she died. How did he do it for so long? He dressed up as his mother, collected her checks and even went to the DMV to renew her license. Now he is facing some serious prison time.

B) A man in Florida was pulled over for speeding. When they stopped him, they found he was not only driving under the influence but they noticed a small monkey in the truck. He was arrested and Wildlife officers took custody of the little guy.

C) A 57-year-old woman in Boston's Chinatown says she was hypnotized into giving three women $160,000 in life savings after they approached her in a food court and started asking her questions. The Boston Herald says they gave her a bag and told her to meet them in a few hours. The woman filled it with jewellery and 160K in cash, then handed it over to the three women. Police are on alert.

Winner: A

April 30, 2012

A) A woman on a Des Moines-to-Chicago flight was removed after she couldn't find her wallet and demanded to be let off the plane to look for it. The argument escalated and she was removed from the plane. Her wallet later showed up in Chicago on the plane she wasn't on.

B) A man dressed in a cow suit managed to steal 26 gallons of milk from a Walmart in Virginia. Then he crawled out of the store on all-fours and started handing out the milk on the street to anyone who would take it. Police caught the guy, found the cow suit and arrested him.

C) A man from Roanoke, Va. was taking a firearms safety class with his wife when he accidentally shot himself in the hand. The bullet also hit his wife in the leg. They were both taken to the hospital and are recovering.

Winner: C

April 23, 2012

A) A wanted Taliban commander in Afganistan turned himself in to officials and demanded the hundred dollar reward as advertised on the poster bearing his face. The Washington Post says officials confirmed it was him and arrested him on the spot.

B) A Pennsylvania teenager stole a running car and ate a Twix candy bar and left the trash behind. Police found the car, the candy wrapper and his fingerprints then arrested him.

C) A Kentucky man stole gasoline out of a police car by siphoning it into a gas can. His girlfriend snapped a picture and posted it on Facebook as a joke. Police didn't find it funny and charged him.

Winner: C

April 16, 2012

A)A Washington state man pocket-dialed 911 four times inside cars he had stolen over a two-week period . On the calls, he discussed the stolen vehicles and his plans for more thefts. Police tracked the calls and arrested the man.

B)An Ohio driving instructor might need to take a driver refresher course. The woman was pulled over by police after she was driving erratically. She failed a sobriety test and police learned she had just dropped off a student. She was arrested and charged with a D.U.I. and child endangerment.

C)After the earthquake in Thailand last Wednesday, a local KFC posted a warning on their Facebook page that said "Let's hurry home and follow the earthquake news. And don't forget to order your favorite KFC menu." After online backlash, KFC removed the statement and issued a public apology.

Winner: A

April 9, 2012

A) What do you do when you get a bad hamburger? One Tennessee woman decided to call 911 about it. She reported that the bad burger "tasted funny." She was charged with abusing 911 and taken to jail.

B) A Florida woman was found "au naturel" in in Vero Beach, Florida. When she couldn't come up with a good explanation for the nudity and police suspected alcohol, they arrested her for disorderly intoxication.

C) An Arizona risk-management specialist was driving a county vehicle in the wrong direction on a one-way street while intoxicated. Police stopped him and found cocaine and marijuana on the county employee. He's now facing several charges including DUI and possession of narcotics.

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