In life, we meet a lot of people. No matter how long or short they stay, some of them may leave a lesson that last a lifetime.
A suspected thief in Miami had a surprising middle school reunion on Thursday when he discovered the judge presiding over his bond hearing was an old middle school classmate.
Miami-Dade Judge Mindy Glazer was wrapping up proceedings at a bond hearing for 49-year-old Arthur Booth, when she asked him:
“Did you got to Nautilus for middle school?”
After an initial look of disbelief, Booth began sobbing and repeating “oh my goodness” after realizing who the judge was.
Judge Glazer then told how sad it was for them to meet in the most unusual circumstances.
“I’m sorry to see you there. I always wondered what happened to you, sir.”
Booth continued to say “oh my goodness,” with his head in his hands.
Glazer continued on and describe how she knew Booth and how good the man in front of her was before.
She also recalled her fond memories of him as they played football in the past.
“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. I’m so sorry to see you there.”
In the end, Judge Glazer told that she hope their unexpected reunion will serve as a good lesson to Arthur to change his ways and one again become the man she once knew.
“Mr. Booth, I hope you’re 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’re able to come out of this OK and just lead a lawful life.”
Booth cannot help but wiped the tears from his eyes.
Booth was allegedly seen leaving the scene of a [email protected] in Hialeah on June 29. The p0l!c3 said he failed to pull over for a traffic stop, WSVN reported.
The p0l!c3 report for the incident said:
“Mr. Booth drove his vehicle onto the median and drove onto the oncoming traffic lanes.
“Mr. Booth then bailed from his vehicle.”
His bond was set at $43,000 for a handful of charges, according to WSVN.
An online database shows bvrglary was one of the charges against him.
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