Isaac Underwood's job requires him to don a Statue of Liberty outfit to attract customers for Liberty Tax Services. But on Thursday, Underwood, 27, behaved more like a costumed hero, chasing a pair of thieves who robbed his employer of $280.
The parent company of Liberty Tax picked an awful time to announce its IPO, a day after rival H&R Block announced weak quarterly returns. But JTH Holdings' taxing dilemma wasn't last week's only head-scratching news. Here are some of the week's other biggest surprises, blunders, and just flat out boneheaded maneuvers.