What are the chances?!
A Florida judge named Mindy Glazer took to her courtroom Wednesday when an assigned case caught her by surprise: it as the burglary case of a man named Arthur Booth.
As it turned out, Judge Glazer had gone to middle school with Booth, and grew up with him, playing sports and hanging out long ago.
At the sentencing for booth, who was charged with burglary, grand theft, fleeing, and resisting arrest, Glazer said:
“I’m sorry to see you there, I always wondered what happened to you, sir. This was the nicest kid in middle school, he was the best kid in middle school. I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened.”
The 49-year-old accused defendant broke down into tears, covering his head in his hands over his unlikely and unfortunate reunion in court.
Glazer, for her part, did what she could for Booth, and finished with an important message:
“I am so sorry to see you there. Mr. Booth, I hope you are able to change your ways, good luck to you. What’s sad is how old we’ve become. Good luck to you sir, I hope you are able to come out of this ok and just lead a lawful life.”
In spite of the emotions involved, Glazer still had to do her job. She set bond for Booth at $43,000.
Ch-ch-check out the emotional video (below):
[Image via NBC Miami.]