8 more outrageous courtroom scenes
Between the prison cell to the courtroom, there's a lot of possibilities for weird things to happen
By C1 Staff
Aside from their cells or the rec yard, a courtroom can be the one place that an inmate spends a good majority of his time. Officers escort prisoners to and from courtrooms, and there’s a lot of potential for things to go wrong (or sometimes just weird) anywhere between the court room and the prison.
Here are eight more strange courtroom scenes, ranging from on the witness stand to in the hallways of the building (and no, not all of them took place in Florida).
Penelope Soto didn’t have much to laugh about after Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat used her bad behavior to sentence her to 30 days in jail.
If it was an attempt to convince a judge that his insanity plea wasn’t a ruse, it probably worked. While on the witness stand, Andrew Gilbert claimed that the Virgin Mary told him to eat his own feces, and he did just that, in front of witnesses.
Unsurprisingly, the judge called for a recess.
A man being sentenced for destruction of jail property had his sentence lengthened after he decided to attack a deputy prosecutor inside a court room.
Arthur Booth didn’t expect the judge who was reviewing his case to be a previous classmate, but Mindy Glazer had only kind words to describe him.
Broward Judge John Hurley didn’t expect the inmate he sentenced to wearing a GPS ankle bracelet for violating an injunction to stay away from her ex-husband to be a stand-up comedian.
“Don’t go around him again,” he warned her.
“I haven’t bothered him for 31 years, why would I bother him now?”
An inmate charged with battery of a pregnant woman lost his temper and started ranting in court, only to earn himself extra time.
A deputy shoving an inmate into a courtroom wall ended up creating a lawsuit asking the city of Denver for $5 million. The city tentatively approved a settlement of $3.25 million in response.
A Florida deputy came under investigation after video surfaced of him dragging a mentally ill, distressed female inmate by her ankle shackles down a courthouse hallway.