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Friday, 3 July 2015

Photos: Suspect breaks down in court when judge recognizes him as a former classmate

Aww, how sad for him! A burglary suspect broke down in tears in court after the judge he was appearing in front of recognized him as a former schoolmate and said he had been the "best kid" in school.
"Oh my goodness!" replied Arthur Booth, then he broke down in tears. Disheartening.
Booth, 49, was arrested on Monday after being spotted driving a car that matched the description of one allegedly involved in a robbery and failing to stop after a police officer signaled him to. A police chase followed, resulting in two accidents before he crashed the car. He fled on foot but was eventually caught and charged with various offences.


Arthur Booth appeared in front of judge Mindy Glazer at Miami-Dade bond court charged with burglary. When he was taken into court, the judge looked at him for a moment or two and then asked: "Did you go to Nautilus?"

"Oh my goodness," replied Booth several times, at first with smiles and then breaking down in tears.
"I'm sorry to see you here," replied Judge Glazer. "I always wondered what happened to you."
"This was the nicest kid in middle school," she told the court. "He was the best kid in middle school. I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened."


"What's sad is how old we've become," she continued before finishing the conversation with: "Good luck to you, sir, I hope you are able to come out of this OK and just lead a lawful life."


The judge set Booth's bond at $43,000 (£27,500).

Source: Sky News

120 comments:

njika innocent said...

Lol, dats funny

Benita Benish said...

Ok

wilheminna moses said...

Touchy! I feel for him

Nnenne George said...

Yeah.. I just saw it on my FB.. Very inspiring. You have to chose what u wanna be in life. No one can decide for you. The choice is yours. But make right choices👍

STERN said...

I'm also bursting down in tears right here for him..

Bukunmi Emmanuel said...

Action film gengengengen...... 100yrs imprisonment



*Nuelcode

Anonymous said...

See life

Anonymous said...

Small world. As you lay your bed , so you lie on it......@Bia Bia

Alexander Precious said...

Chai

Robertz Mokz said...

#Linda...,
Awh....hw sweet. What a small world indeed...

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Awww! Could imagine how he must have felt.
I hope he turns a new leaf after this.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

PURPLE said...

See embarrasment written all over his face. Hmm. This will def teach him to be good

Juliet Iwuno said...

Choi! Double dose of disgrace. How sad! Linda take note!

ali zenith said...

hmmm touching

Juliet Iwuno said...

Choi! Double dose of disgrace. How sad! Linda take note!

EDDY said...

LIFE

koleosho raliat olaide said...

Awww,wats gonna be is gonna be
*iyawo Obama

Toronto Finest said...

Live a meaningful life ppl

Cute G said...

The end always justifies the means.

Oderinde Adeyinka said...

So pathetic...

paul elvis said...

Oh shit! See f*ck up. Well hope d judge was merciful.

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

This is definitely the most embarrassing thing ever.. Life is about choices.. Make d right one today...

irabo bobby fera favor said...

Hmmm

flimgee said...

God forbid I find myself in such a position

flimgee said...

If this does nt teach u,nothin will

Teemah Salau said...

Dats life o...just becos ur d best now doesn't mean u'll b d best forever! Goodluck to him

flimgee said...

God forbid I find myself in such a position

Henry Eze said...

Blacks and crime......imagine ur fate now depends on a classmate, a bitch for that matter........life can be annoying and frustrating

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. Its not funny.
This is a life lesson. Choose wisely, be quiet and patient, be prepared to bend, twist and turn gracefully while you put all your CONCENTRATION in ARCHIVING a strong successful life FOR WE ARE AS FEATHERS IN THE WIND otherwise... (copied from a friend)

known annonymous

Divinelyfavored said...

Hmmn tide of life. Very sure he'll lead a lawful life after that.

Omowumi Adelaiye said...

So sad but lesson to all

jephthah ibiam said...

Oooooooooouuuuuuuccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,tounching.

Anonymous said...

are you looking for a sugar mummy or daddy please call this line 09050085168 please be mature>>>>>>

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Oh! Most times in life some shits happens, and I hope he wil live a different life dat is different frm dis type of life.
Shalom!

AC£S said...

Small world

Treasure said...

Hmmmmmm... Life!

whizdomm.... said...

awwww What a Life.....................

kehinde opatewa said...

what a world.

Perpetual Eli said...

Life!!!!!!!

TENYHOLA BADOOLINA said...

O'boy! Dis wan na Nollywood script o!

esse valeria said...

That's why its good to live a Godly life,I'm sure that judge wasn't as brilliant as the guy

Allybrownny said...

E Neva cry,he go soon halla,Lol

Anonymous said...

This is the reality of the priviledged and under priviledged. The White Kid versus the black kid future end. SAD!!

christie benjamin said...

Ouch! It'll be a tough decision 4 the judge...

prettiyz said...

Eyah

Anonymous said...

Life throws us in different directions, is prayers and grace of God that we achieve our aims and goals in Life

Anonymous said...

Nice judge.
~D great anonymous!

aurelia ekewenu said...

This kind thing can pain, he will so hate himself that day.

Anonymous said...

Sad

sharon juliet said...

So touching, he must be disappoint at himself..

Anthonia Claret said...

Awww.. Hope he changes after this....

Chiomy Chime said...

Ok....i cried

Lindas Addict said...

Okay sad ... I mean really sad

debbie inokoba said...

I hope he would change his life after this

babangida mohammed said...

EHYA INTERESTING THAT LIFE FOR U.......NOW SHE HAVE TO JUDGE HIM WIT MERCY

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

I can just imagine

Karlsson said...

That's incredible, such is life. My classmate is a security guard at my place of work. He couldn't hold back tears the day he saw me resume work at d place he works as guard. Never knew I ll make buh here we re. Sad
Ubanagum

Anonymous said...

This is heart breaking :-( funny how some good people always end up bad ;-(

ugogold james O said...

What a pity. Dis is fuck.......

LAS GidDY said...

49 year old? How sad #SMH

Oluwadamilola said...

Aww so sad!

Goaldyn Boy said...

Such is the irony of life! The bright students end up loafers and miscreants; while the dull ones becomes the professors and shakers of this world! The good die young; while the bad live long!!!

FRANCIS EJEBI said...

This is quite touching. They say, "the child is the father of the man". Naah... Not in this case.

Black diamond said...

Oh ! What a shame for the suspect.

Black diamond said...

Gosh ! What a shame !!

ebony said...

Wat an embarrassment

linda onyx said...

What a world!

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Chai

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Chai! Wat a shame

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

What a shame. His school mate is a judge and him, a suspected criminal.....hummmmm



#TeamBlessed#

Precious Nkeih said...

Oh my God! How disheartening!

Pls visit, www.preciouscore.com

Anonymous said...

Innocent it's nt funny.... its life.... Being d most successful in school is nt a guarantee 4 greatness it's jxt a platform

Wisdom is Profitable unto d direct...

#nanapearl#

Anonymous said...

Inspire message

Vera Okeke said...

nawaooo.....tiny world

MISSVEE

cynosure said...

So sad, very sad. I hope he knows he can still be elevated. This kind of thing makes some people commit suicide when they feel hopeless.

yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.com said...

Oh dear

ary said...

I found it hilarious how there lives had gone separate directions despite start at the same spot.

zino kenneth said...

thats life for u.

Innocentia Anny said...


The awkward moment when the judge in your case
happens to be your former classmate
#Shame at its peak

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

I sahe dis same thought "I hope you are able to come out of this OK and just lead a lawful life". Its well wit him.

Efe Gold said...

Such a sad but inspiring story. Make d right choice @ al time and remember there's no excuse for not succeding in life.

Bibian Obunse said...

Hmmmm...lif nawa,what a shame...

Samuel iloh said...

Honestly me too

BLUNT said...

You will be here advertising sugar mummy and daddy until you end up before a judge some day, and discover that the prosecutor or the judge that will sign your incarceration document used to be your junior in Secondary School. Anu ohia.

Anonymous said...

Eyah!..... So embarrassing

kenneth ugwuanya said...

Absolutely right on this negative world we live in.

Jules Louis said...

What an embarrasment. Wow!

Anonymous said...

You have a point! Smart black kids need the grace of God to still end well...

Anonymous said...

Thunder fire u

Anonymous said...

What makes her a bitch now? Shame on you

Siiipho said...

I can imagine an all night prayer session: the thing wey go make you call your former classmate 'My Lord', make you no jam am oo!! Gbaaadura!

Motunrayo olaide said...

U'll never knw where and when u'll meet pple in life sha

Edem victor said...

Its not funny. Its a disgrace!


OKORO UPGRADED**

debbie inokoba said...

Linda post my comments na

Anonymous said...

Thank God that the judge only gave him a fine to pay. I am sure she had mercy on him because he was her classmate. I hope he changes his behaviour

Anonymous said...

God of Israel! A true justification to the sayin "the end justify the means". The journey is not to the swift but to those that keeps runin.

Anonymous said...

Its disgraceful for You to be advertising stuff like this. Instead of You to learn the lesson ..you are busy advertising shitttttt!!!!

AMIJEZ said...

The judge gave him the message that no pastor or iman can ever give him in life.

Anonymous said...

You mean "touching" and not "touchy"

Anonymous said...

Lol? Funny? This is not funny IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

Dis ugly lekpa stupid boy with lizard face u talk too much, u always Ik to insult people y? With your scary abnormal face.

Gandalfs Bae said...

A bitch? You sure say u get mama?

bolubantin said...

So sad...

Ayodele Akin-Adewolu said...

Funny? This isn't funny at all. It's pathetic.

Owolabi Ashiru said...

murderer

Owolabi Ashiru said...

Thank God is not Nigeria. I have reason for that only good thinkers will understand

nelly white said...

I feel for him,, such is life

Anonymous said...

Ur mama na "medieval bitch"... Ur sisters na "bitches -of - this era"...Ur daughters would be "generational bitches". Mschewww. Anuofia!

Mr 47 said...

So sad.. Sometimes Life can be a bitch

Anonymous said...

As in..real disgrace

Anonymous said...

LMAOOOOOOOOOO

Ifeoma Ekesiobi said...

This is sad but a lesson. It is not the beginning that matters it is the end that does..


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Anonymous said...

life is a bitch when we allow it, that was his choice.

Anonymous said...

Choices are so powerful

Anonymous said...

Big Fool! What's funny about this?

Sir Sokari Dappa Andrew-Jaja said...

The Nigerian Courts are better. In Nigeria, the Judge will transfer the case to another Court, to be tried by another Judge.

mistafear said...

very pathetic
I feel for the guy
Nice work one #lindaikeji

dami llionaire said...

This is pathetic....

Innocent Ogakwu said...

Awwwwwww #impashiala

Ade Olasengbe said...

So pathetic

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