Our annual election for Bonehead of the Year is now closed.
"Honors" were bestowed not long after the broadcast del grande's
first anniversary in 1997. Back then, we didn't have much of an
online presence -- so I arbitrarily named a man from my native
Wichita, Kansas as our Bonehead of '97. He was accused of
stealing items from a shoe store. During his trial, he was
seen wearing boots stolen from said store.
Since then, we've narrowed a year's field down to five finalists
and let you vote online for the "coveted" title of Bonehead of the Year.
The finalists' stories are below.
Joshua Campbell and Jessica Savory, Utah
authorities say this couple tried to rob a restaurant from the
drive-thru lane. Thing is employees didn't hand over money.
Police say Joshua Campbell and Jessica Savory later drove off and were
pulled over. They tried running but police say the Savory surrendered.
Campbell was later found in a corral full of cow manure.
Bryan Goney, Ohio
Authorities in Xenia, Ohio, say an
inmate fell from a third-floor window at the county jail -- apparently
after breaking the cell window and climbing through it. The
Greene County Sheriff's Office says a city employee found Bryan Goney
lying on the sidewalk outside of the jail early one
morning. Goney was taken to a hospital for treatment of
multiple fractures. Authorities add Goney had been found guilty
of robbery and kidnapping and was in jail awaiting final sentencing.
Ronnie Music Jr., Georgia
What would you do with $3,000,000 in
lottery winnings? Authorities say Ronnie Music Jr. spent part of
his prize money -- on drugs. Records show Music won the three
million in a scratch-off lottery game. Prosecutors say he used
the money to buy crystal meth to sell. He later was arrested in
Tennessee after selling meth to a confidential informant.
Lawrence Sullivan, Florida
The Joker didn't get away this
time. Thing is the Bat Signal wasn't necessary to summon The
Caped Crusader. A police report in the Miami area notes Lawrence
Sullivan was charged with carrying a concealed firearm. His
mugshot shows the word "Joker" and a knife-pierced Batman symbol across
Sullivan's forehead -- while tattoos of long, stitched cuts are on each
side of his mouth. His green hair matches that of the comic book and
movie villain. Police say officers found a loaded handgun on the
self-described tattoo model.
Harrison Wootton, Connecticut
Authorities say this bonehead of the
year finalist was pulled over for DUI -- and wore a T-shirt that read,
"Hold my beer and watch this." The Hartford Courant reports
Harrison Wootton crashed his car into a graveyard's low stone
wall. As if that weren't enough, officers found his vehicle
was unregistered and uninsured.
Again, voting has closed. We'll count up the votes and tell you who "won" December 17
on Rock 104's RockTrax.