• Burglary Suspect Breaks Down When He Recognizes Judge

    Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer asked an accused burglar standing before her in the courtroom a simple question that absolutely astonished the man and left him sobbing.

    Judge Glazer was presiding over a routine bond hearing Tuesday for accused burglar Arthur Booth, when she looked up and noticed a very familiar face standing before her.

    “Mr. Booth, I have a question for you: Did you go to Nautilus for middle school?” Glazer asked before dismissing the defendant.

    “Oh, my goodness! Oh, my goodness!” exclaimed Booth before beginning to cry.

    Glazer said she had wondered over the years what had happened to Booth, as the two were close as young children, and expressed her sadness that his life had turned out as it did.

    “He was the best kid in Middle school,” Glazer said.  “I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened, I’m so sorry to see this.”

    Glazer wished him well in turning his life around as Booth continued to cry.

    “Good luck to you, sir,” Glazer told Booth. “I hope you’re able to come out of this OK and just lead a lawful life.”

    Booth’s cousin, Melissa Miller, said he had potential to do great things in his life. She believed that he felt a sense of shame and remorse when he saw Glazer.

    “It just brought back memories of how smart he was,” Miller said. “He was a scholar, well-rounded athlete, bilingual.”

    But instead of going to college, Miller said, Booth went on another path of crime and drugs. She said the cycle of incarceration and on-and-off drug use was vicious.

    The reunion was certainly emotional, but Glazer had no problem setting Booth’s bond at $44,000.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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