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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.

B) A Swedish man was found posing as his friend -- in jail. The man said he wanted to stay sober -- and said he would do his friend's one-month drunk driving sentence. He was found two weeks in and charged with perjury and wrongful use of someone else's ID.

C) Police in Utah say a neighbor wore an oversized suit, a beanie hat and a fake mustache to rob her neighbors. The 31-year-old woman was given a key to the house, but was caught on surveillance cameras -- and her neighbors recognized her -- even with the disguise.

Winner: C

Jan. 2, 2012

A) A Boston woman was busted for robbing a Citizens Bank after she was caught handing out the stolen dollar bills to kids in a nearby park. Cops saw the whole thing and arrested her.

B) A Boston subway dispatcher wanted to spread some holiday cheer, so he used the electronic message board to post the lyrics to "Deck the Halls" instead of the regular service announcements. Transportation officials were not amused.

C) He ran an illegal cockfighting business, but this Florida man was busted after police saw him picking up a live rooster from the post office. He already had 89 caged roosters in his backyard.

Winner: C

Dec. 26, 2011

A) A Florida man went to a bar, had a few, and left to rob a Wells Fargo bank. Then, he came back to the bar and had a few drinks until the cops arrived. The bartender says he was gone for about 30 minutes.

B) Four Pittsburgh teens accused of taking cash, candy, and cigarettes from a convenience store posted pictures of themselves and their haul on Facebook a few minutes later. That made it quite easy for detectives.

C) A Nebraska man came to court drunk to receive a sentence for DWI. He was four times over the legal limit. The new charge will be added to the three previous DWI charges.

Winner: C

Dec. 19, 2011

A) Two Wisconsin men stole some DVDs and computer games from a Target. Unfortunately for them, one of the shop-lifters pocket dialed 911 while they rehashed their crime. Police tracked them down and they now face charges.

B) A Pennsylvania man who faked the death of his mother to get time off of work. The man submitted an obituary for his mother to a local newspaper. Relatives saw it in the paper and called to say she was alive. Police say the man wanted to get off work without losing his job.

C) A Spotsylvania County woman who grabbed a Baby Jesus figure from a local shopping center. Only problem is she uploaded a photo of the stolen figure on her facebook page. Police were tipped off and Baby Jesus has been returned.

Winner: C

Dec. 12, 2011

A) A Waldorf, Maryland man picked the wrong day to shoplift from a local Walmart. There were more than 50 police officers in the store due to a community program called "Shop with a Cop." Police caught the man while he tried to make his getaway and arrested him.

B) Two Florida women decorated their house with Christmas lights they stole from a home only a block away. The neighbor recognized her decorations and called police. The women face theft charges.

C) An Illinois man who tried to carjack a driver, only problem is the driver is a mixed-martial arts fighter. The carjacker forced the driver from the car. The driver then turned around and beat up the carjacker, pinning him to the ground until authorities arrived.

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