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The Sour Poi Awards 2012

Celebrating the best of the worst of 2012—the dumb, the deranged and the indefensible.


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The University of Hawaii had already sold 6,000 tickets to a Stevie Wonder concert at the Stan Sheriff Center before it learned in July that it had been dealing with a fake agent, and that the real Stevie Wonder had never been involved in the booking. The school lost its $200,000 advance fee, and the ensuing investigation into the affair would bring the total cost of the fiasco to more than $1 million, and call into question the judgment of everyone from (now former) athletic director Jim Donovan to UH president MRC. Greenwood. Two men, from North Carolina and Florida, were eventually indicted in the case, but Hawaii never got its Stevie Wonder show.


In October, as he was awaiting sentencing at Circuit Court, local resident Darius Punimau escaped through the ceiling of the holding room, leaving behind only a few broken ceiling tiles and one of his slippers. After crawling through the space between the floors and dropping into a nearby closet, Punimau managed to slip out of an exit. Freedom didn’t last long, though: The sheriff’s department caught him a day later in the Pali Safeway parking lot.


In February, a woman looking for recyclables in a Liliha dumpster instead found six little fingers in a ziplock baggie. She brought them to police, who, after analyzing the fingers, said they likely belonged to a girl 2 1/2 to 4 years old. Almost a year later, the case remains a mystery: Police spokesperson Michelle Yu says, “We weren’t able to identify the fingers or determine how they got there.”

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