Video: Inmate's courtroom outburst gains him more time
An inmate lost his temper during a court hearing when the judge ordered no bond related to his charges of alleged battery of a pregnant woman
By C1 Staff
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An inmate lost his temper during a court hearing when the judge ordered no bond related to his charges of alleged battery of a pregnant woman.
“I’ll see you guys with a lawyer and a lawsuit. Oh, and you can go f--- yourself too,” Christopher Burgor Colon said into the microphone when facing the judge, according to the NY Daily News.
He then stormed off, but Judge John Hurley ordered deputies to drag Colon back to the stand.
Colon continued in his tirade, and a deputy turned off the microphone in an attempt to censor the inmate.
The judge had the deputy turn the microphone back on in order to hear the inmate’s profanities. He charged Colon with contempt of court.
After refusing to apologize, Hurley gave Colon a bond of $250,000 for contempt in addition to two counts of violating a domestic violence-related restraining order and aggravated battery against a pregnant woman.
Hurley then sentenced Colon to 364 days in jail for his tirade, but Colon showed back up in court on Friday to apologize.
“Your honor, I apologize real bad,” he said. “I’m asking for you to accept my apology, please, your honor.”
The judge accepted his apology and suspended the sentence for time served. Colon is still in custody for his other charges.