LEFT BEHIND AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME: T-SHIRT WITH PICTURE ON IT ... When two men in Charlotte, North Carolina broke into a house last week, the owner rolled up on them, and as they ran away, one of them left behind ... wait for it ... a T-shirt with HIS OWN PHOTO on it!!!

I'm happy to report that the clue did indeed help Charlotte police track the Genius down. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome 25-year-old Jonathan Huntley ...

Huntley just got out of prison in November after doing almost seven years for armed robbery and breaking-and-entering. (--For this latest crime, he's been charged with robbery and breaking and entering.)

JUST THE FAX, MA'AM! ... A Spanish man is back in prison after jailers were tricked into releasing him by the convicts wife. Again. Jose Carlos Serna was awaiting trial when his wife sent jailers a fax in which she posed as a court officer -- ordering that he be set free.

The jailers complied, only to find later they'd been taken for a ride. Serna, who was found hiding in a hollowed-out sofa at his home, actually pulled the same stunt last year, and evaded authorities for two full months.  I say he deserves a get-out-of-jail-free card. As a former president of ours once put it, “Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

BIRD-BRAINED TEACHER ... Eva Brady - a Massachusetts middle school teacher - was removed from her eighth-grade history class late last week after students witnessed her running around the room flapping her arms, clucking like a chicken “and or trying to fly.”  Administrators sent to investigate found her sipping from a Gatorade bottle that contained a mix of energy drink and booze. A co-worker was ordered to drive her home. Ms. Brady has yet to return to the classroom.