Judge's Surprise Question Makes Burglary Suspect Cry

'Did you go to Nautilus for middle school?'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Suggested by jgmann
Posted Jul 3, 2015 5:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – It was a routine hearing in a Miami-Dade courtroom until Judge Mindy Glazer told burglary suspect Arthur Booth she had a question for him. "Did you go to Nautilus for middle school?" she asked, as quoted by WSVN. "Oh, my goodness," responded Booth, who grew ever more emotional as his former classmate spoke from the bench. "This was the nicest kid in middle school," said Glazer as the 49-year-old Booth put his head in his hands and cried.

"He was the best kid in middle school," said the judge. "I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened. I'm so sorry to see you there. Mr. Booth, I hope you're able to change your ways. Good luck to you." Booth was arrested after he was spotted driving a car linked to a home burglary, reports NBC Miami. He faces charges including burglary, grand theft, fleeing, and resisting arrest. (Another judge made headlines for an unusual sentence over stiffing a cabbie.)

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