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Regular Juice readers know that you have a first amendment right to flip off a police officer. That doesn’t mean you won’t be arrested and thrown in jail. It just means that ultimately you will prevail. Any way, the same does NOT hold true for Judges, as this gent learned. As reported by NewsLeader.com (Springfield, Missouri):

David Hernandez, 31, was arrested Wednesday at about 3 p.m. while in the audience of a court proceeding. According to the judge’s docket sheet, Hernandez disrupted the court three times.

“Upon Mr. Hernandez’s departure from the courtroom, in direct view of Judge (Todd) Thornhill, (defendant) flails his arms and then lifts both arms in the air and extends the middle finger of each hand in utter disrespect and contempt of court,” the docket sheet reads.

Hernandez was asked if there was any reason he should not be held in contempt and produced none, the docket sheet says. The court then found Hernandez in contempt and ordered him to jail until August 23. [a 30-day sentence]

A police incident report indicates Hernandez was booked without incident.

To his credit, Mr. Hernandez learned from his mistake, unlike this gent, or this one, or this one. Here’s the source.

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Judges are generally an understanding lot. But there are some things you just can’t say to a judge.  Mr. Harry Elias found this out the hard way. As reported by kamloopsnews.ca:

Harry Elias was in a family court proceeding on Monday when he allegedly told provincial court Judge Stella Frame to f-off during a heated family hearing, several people familiar with the matter said.

Allegedly? It was in open court!

Frame then cited Elias for contempt of court and ordered he be held at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre overnight.

It turns out the timing of the outburst could not have been worse.

Veteran lawyers at the courthouse said they’ve never seen anyone jailed overnight for contempt of court, but had seen warnings from judges accompanied by a cooling-off period.

The incident came at the end of the day, however, giving no time for Elias to be brought back up after spending time in sheriff’s cells in the basement of the courthouse.

No worries though. Mr. Elias has been released, and is now free to drop f-bombs again, although it’s safe to say none will be directed at a judge. Here’s the source.

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Yes, this man was busted for going on Facebook, as he should have been. As reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, New York):

A Norwood man was arrested for allegedly contacting a female via Facebook who had an order of protection against him, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.

Matthew J. Allen, 27, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, officers said.

He was arraigned in Norfolk Town Court and released on his own recognizance, deputies said.

Time to move on, jack. Let the lady be.

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Urinating in public? Well I never! Okay, maybe just this once … or, maybe not. As reported by The Iowa City Press-Citizen:

An Iowa City Man was arrested for public intoxication at 10:40 p.m. Sunday after telling police the yellow liquid flowing through a handrail on steps leading to an apartment building was beer.

Told you it was novel, but …

… police say they saw the man urinate, pull up his shorts and no beer cans or bottles were located near him, according to a criminal complaint.

A post-arrest breath test showed Connor Thomas Glascott, 19, of 1956A Broadway St., had a blood-alcohol content of .249, according to police.

Yikes. That’s three times the legal limit in many states.

“The urine was seen flowing through the handrail. The defendant stated he was pouring out a beer,” the criminal complaint states. “There was no open beer can/bottle in the area the defendant was standing.”

Click here for the source.

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Yes folks, you read that correctly. As reported by detroit.cbslocal.com:

Jason Festerman was called to school after his son was suspended for spraying prank item Liquid Ass in his classroom. Ads claim Liquid Ass is a “power–packed, super–concentrated liquid (that) begins to evaporate filling the air with a genuine, foul butt–crack smell with hints of dead animal and fresh poo.”

Festerman claims he was innocently checking the item in the school, when it discharged — and the police were called.

Uh huh.

Festerman was charged with disorderly conduct, which carries a possibly penalty of $200 and/or 90 days in jail. Marine City Schools officials claim he attacked teachers and administrators with the foul smell.

They believe he was acting out over his son’s one-day suspension. In a TV interview, Festerman said his whole family enjoys carrying out “Liquid Ass ” pranks wherever they go, though he said they punished their son for bringing their property to his class and disturbing the room.

What about Festerman’s assertion that he just accidentally sprayed the, um, scent while testing to see if there was any left?

“Our security cameras seem to indicate otherwise,” Wolford said.

Bam! Here’s the source.

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Most of us would like to be young again. Okay, so most of the old folks like The Juice would like to be young again. And many of us say that we act young and feel young, and that’s all that matters. Not to this Texas lady. She went back to relive it all. As reported by newschannel10.com:

Police say Charity Anne Johnson was arrested after giving officers a fake name and birthday going by “Charity Stevens.” This is also the same alias Johnson used to enroll at the high school.

A spokesperson for the school said Johnson was brought in to enroll with a person who she claimed was her guardian and gave a date of birth indicating she was only 15. Staff at the school discovered her identification was fake and not only that, but that she had been a student there since October 2013.

People at the school say she claimed to be abused by her biological father.  School officials say she came in as a home-schooled student without any prior transcripts. Her bond has been set at 500 dollars.

You’ll find the source, including a news video, here.    Update: She served about a month in jail, and was released. Here’s that story.

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Honestly, did she think she would get away with stealing from a fund for U.S. Marshal’s, police, and firefighter’s survivors? Apparently so. As reported by The Belleville News-Democrat:

A 53-year-old St. Louis woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing nearly $19,000 intended to benefit the families of police, firefighters and deputy marshals killed in the line of duty.

Pamela Denise Robtoy appeared subdued when she walked to the lectern, speaking so softly that U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon asked her to speak up, as she pleaded guilty to embezzling money from a charity golf tournament intended to benefit BackStoppers and the U.S. Marshal’s Survivor’s Benefits Fund.

She now faces 20 years in federal prison, three years of supervised release, up to $250,000 in fines for each of two felony counts and mandatory restitution of nearly $19,000. She pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud.

You can read more (a fair amount) here.

 

 

 

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You could go online and get red and blue lights and put them in your grill. Presto, you are now driving an unmarked cop car. That’s the game this guy was playing. (Hopefully it was just a game, and not something nefarious, not that the judge is likely to care.) Anyway, if this gent ever saw Casablanca, he would be Humphrey Bogart (he wishes), saying “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” As reported by khou.com:

Flashing red and blue lights on the front grill of a truck caught one officer off-guard Wednesday afternoon, on SH 249 in Tomball.

“I thought it was an unmarked police vehicle,” said Sgt,. Rebecca Carlisle, with Tomball Police.

It almost fooled Carlisle, when she saw them in her rear view mirror.

In case you missed it, that was “Sgt. Rebecca Carlisle” the wannabe pulled over.

“My initial instinct was oh my God! What am I doing to get pulled over?” said Carlisle.

But the sergeant, who was in her full uniform, quickly knew something was wrong.

“Well I’m not speeding. I’m in the city I work in, and I don’t recognize the vehicle.”

Carlisle told KHOU 11 News that she rolled down her window and waived the suspect over.

Uh-oh. You in trouble now.

Tomball police say when 21-year-old Bennjair Pina-Torres pulled his white truck alongside, something spooked him and he sped off.

Carlisle followed and called for backup. She said the suspect was speeding at times, faster than 100 mph, running red lights and running people off the road.

“It scared the death of out of me.”

At one point, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Precinct 5 Constables Office were notified.

“He still got his red and blues on the grill. A precinct five constable initiates a traffic stop and they take him into custody,” said Tomball PD Captain, Rickey Dorre.

And if you think this guy is a serial offender … you would be wrong.

Pina-Torres is charged with impersonating a peace officer, a 3rd degree felony. According to Tomball PD, he has no prior record.

Here’s the source, with video.

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Hey, if you make a threat and you don’t follow through with it, people won’t take you seriously, right? Sure, but maybe you shouldn’t make the threat in the first place. As reported by ksdk.com:

Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigated an animal cruelty call in Godfrey, Ill. Monday night.

Cat lovers might want to skip this post and come back to Legal Juice tomorrow.

A teenage occupant of the home on the 5000 block of Victor Drive answered the door. She told the deputy that she found her dead cat in the family’s freezer. The deputy asked the girl and her grandmother, Josephine E. Bell, what happened to the cat. Bell interrupted saying that she killed the cat and its four kittens. The 71-year-old grandmother told the deputy that she had previously told her grandchildren that they would lose their animals if they didn’t clean their rooms.

She sure showed them. How does someone do that – to the cats, and to her kin?

Bell said that she didn’t feel she had to take care of the pets and killed them with a hammer.

The kittens had been disposed of and the deputy could not locate them.

Godfrey Animal Control was called to the home and took custody of the dead cat.

Bell was taken into custody and transported to the Madison County Jail. She will remain in custody at the jail pending formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. Bond is set at $15,000.

Stone, stone cold. Here’s the source, which includes mug shots. 

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It’s not exactly “the dog ate my homework,” but it’s in the same family of lame excuses. As reported by The Beacon-Times:

An Aurora man who said he was exhausted from taking care of a puppy was charged with DUI after falling asleep in a fast food restaurant drive-through lane Saturday morning.

Police found Matthew Gunderson, 29, 4100 block of Landing Drive, asleep behind the wheel of his car at the Steak and Shake restaurant in the 4300 block of Fox Valley Center Drive around 2:17 a.m.

A restaurant employee called police after she noticed Gunderson asleep. According to police reports, it took officers several attempts to wake the sleeping Gunderson. When he finally woke up, police said he complained of exhaustion. Gunderson said he had a new puppy and was tired from trying to take care of it, police said.

Gunderson was charged with drunken driving after police said they noticed he showed signs of intoxication.

How considerate of him to make the bust so easy! Click here for the source.