Category Archives: Dumbass Awards

Mom leaves three kids alone, has sex at neighbor's house

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Her priorities firmly in place, 24-year-old mother Crystal Rusaw of New Port Richey, Florida, left her three children — ages 4, 3, and 10 months — home alone for hours so that she could have sex with a neighbor at his home. The three kids crossed Massachusetts Avenue — a busy four-lane highway with a […]

Hacker mom changed her children's grades

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Pennsylvania mom hacks into school’s computer system to change her children’s gradesOne Pennsylvania mom hacked into the Northwestern Lehigh School District’s computer system in February 2012 to change her son’s nearly perfect grade of 98 to 99. Catherine Venusto, 45 of New Tripoli had worked for the school district from 2008 until 2011 when she resigned. There […]

Man gets his 10-year-old grandson a tattoo — cites "family tradition"

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Jerry Garrison, a grandfather in Jacksonville, Florida, says it is a tradition in his family to get your initials tattooed on your body. So when his 10-year-old grandson asked for the same, Garrison agreed. The Florida Department of Children and Families went to the home to investigate a different complaint when they spotted the tattoo. […]

Shoplifters in Spain leave baby behind at store

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A couple in Barcelona, Spain forgot something important when shoplifting from a local bookstore. Their baby. They were noticed by the store manager slipping items into their clothes and bags last Saturday. When they realized they had been seen, they ran, leaving their baby behind in its stroller. The manager called Mossos d’Esquadra (the local Civil […]

Woman takes toddler out of car seat to strap in gas can

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The Colorado Department of Transportation posted a photo on its Facebook wall showing the backseat of a car where a mother had taken her child out of its car seat and instead strapped in a gas can. The woman was pulled over when she and her other child — a 14-year-old — were spotted by […]

Drunk pregnant mom goes to get a piercing, leaves baby in car

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Police arrested a woman they found sleeping behind the wheel of her idling car on 5131 North Freeway in North Houston at about 2:40 a.m. According to the Houston Police Department, before falling asleep in her car, the woman had gone into a tattoo parlor in the north Houston. Kese Smith, a spokesperson for the […]

Drunk grandparents tow granddaughter behind SUV in toy car

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Two Florida grandparents might not be having much alone time with their grandchild after landing themselves behind bars following a joyride they took their granddaughter on. Paul J. Berloni, 49, and Belinda Jean Berloni, 47, were babysitting their 7-year-old granddaughter when they decided to latch two dog leashes and tie one end onto the trailer hitch of the […]

Police: Mother caught texting and driving with baby in lap

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A Los Angeles woman and mother of six was pulled over and arrested after she was caught texting and driving on a California freeway, while her one-year-old baby in was in her lap. There were two other children in the car as well, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, neither was restrained. The incident was called […]

Indiana lawmaker calls Girl Scouts 'radicalized organization'

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Says group promotes ‘homosexual lifestyles,’ abortionsWhile most of the United States celebrates the current Girl Scouts cookie season by munching on Thin Mints and Samoas, an Indiana lawmaker has decided to rail on the group instead. Indiana House Republicans put forth a resolution last week to honor the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, but […]

Whitney Houston tribute candle starts house fire

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A woman grieving over the recent death of singer Whitney Houston had more to fret about after she accidentally started her house on fire. According to the Manchester Evening News, a woman and her son lit a tribute candle in their England home in honor of Houston, and left the candle burning when they went […]

Dad turns on porn instead of 'Smurfs'

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Father accidentally plays porn instead of children’s movie.A Utah dad is feeling pretty “blue” and embarrassed after he thought that he had put in the new “Smurfs” movie for guests at his child’s birthday party, but instead of the child’s movie, pornographic images flashed across the screen. The man had rented the movie from a […]

Cops: Mom drunk at school pickup

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Charged with DUIThe next time somebody irritates you in the school pickup lane, at least be grateful they aren’t drunk. Police arrested Heather Brodeur, 33, at the Suntree Elementary School in Melbourne, Florida, after they say she drove through a “bus-only” lane before hitting a gate with her car, jumped a curb, and went the […]

18-year-old arrested after bragging about burglary on Facebook

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PROTIP: If you don’t want to be busted for burglary, don’t post about it on Facebook. That’s a bit of advice Isaiah Cutler, 18, of Pittsburgh learned a bit too late after police arrested him for the burglary of a convenience store with three other teens after Cutler posted a photo on his Facebook wall […]

Irvine church discipline: Paul Kim charged with beating teen

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Police say one inch metal pole used for child discipline in church related beatingAn Irvine couple, who thought their teenage son might be smoking, gave a fellow church member permission to beat him, according to police. Paul Kim, 39 has been charged with a felony in relation to the incident. On Monday, the school reported that […]

Bah humbug! NY teacher tells kids Santa doesn't exist

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Teacher being called ‘The School Scrooge’ by parentsDuring a lesson about the North Pole, a second grade teacher told a class full of seven year-olds that there is no Santa Claus. When the class of children insisted they knew about the North Pole, because that’s where Santa Claus lived, the teacher was quick to point […]

Black Friday shopper uses pepper spray on customers, kids

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Chaos begins early nationwide, with a robbery, mace and shots fired on the biggest shopping day of the yearThe frenzy for Black Friday deals has started early this year, and with it, reports of injury and madness from across the country. In Los Angeles, California, a woman is being sought by police in connection to a […]

Man stabbed by girlfriend for cheating at Monopoly

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Classic Parker Brother’s game leads to domestic disputeA Santa Fe woman went directly to jail on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend over a game of Monopoly. Police say that 60-year-old Laura Chavez stabbed her boyfriend, 48-year-old Clyde Smith, with a kitchen knife after accusing him of cheating during the popular Parker Brother’s game. When […]

California man stuck in child swing for nine hours

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A 21-year-old man in Vallejo, California, had to be cut out of a child swing after a bet went horrible wrong. According to police, the man had bet his friends that he could get himself into the swing usually reserved for infants and toddlers, and the friends agreed to pay him a hundred dollars if […]

Northern Ireland man tries to create gold using his own feces

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Paul Moran arrested for arson, after trying to heat his own poopA Northern Ireland man’s plan to get rich resulted in jail time, rather than wealth.  Every person dreams of inventing the next great gadget, or developing a fool proof plan to get rich while sitting at home. Ireland’s own Paul Moran, 30, of the […]

Family lost in corn maze with newborn baby dials 911

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Police in Danvers, Mass., received a distress call from a family of four, who had become disoriented in a local corn maze. Among the family members was a 3-week-old baby, who was apparently on his first trip out of the house. The family became lost in the seven acre Connors Farm maze at dusk on […]

Man suspected of terrorist act for taking picture of daughter

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Banned from mall over ‘terror concerns’An overly ambitious mall cop tried to confiscate a father’s phone after he had taken a picture of his daughter eating ice cream. Chris White, 45, was at the Braehead Shopping Center in Glasgow, Scotland, with his 4-year-old daughter when he pulled out his phone to take a picture of […]

Baltimore Walmart closed after fight involving bleach

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‘Toxic fumes’ filled storeA Walmart in Baltimore, Maryland, had to be evacuated over the weekend after cops say two women fighting became creative with their choice of weapons. Police responding to a call on Saturday morning say when they arrived on the scene the women were fighting and throwing bleach and deodorant at each other. […]

Sex offender blames escape attempt on vegetarianism

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Joseph Megna is a convicted child molester and sex offender. He was arrested in Florida and was being transported back to Washington State for a trial when he escaped from the van and fled to the cornfields of North Dakota. There farmers began a massive man hunt which, after 22 hours, would finally track down […]

Teen burglar identified by saggy pants and underwear

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Fourteen-year-old Antonio Kleiss of Florida made a bad choice when he put on his saggy pants and broke into a vehicle in a Charlotte County parking lot. The Smoking Gun reports that the teen was interrupted while inside the Dodge truck by Donna Decker who called police after Kleiss tried unsuccessfully to convince her that […]

Florida: Woman arrested after allegedly beating up pregnant woman

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A woman in Pine Hills, Florida was arrested after she allegedly punched a pregnant woman in the stomach over an argument about a cell phone. The pregnant victim also suffered numerous other injuries believed to be caused by Michelle St. Clair, 24, whom witnesses report had been drinking all day. St. Clair was a combative […]