It was an emotional reunion when a Florida judge realized the burglary suspect in front of her was actually a former middle school classmate.
Arthur Booth, 49, couldn't believe his eyes on Wednesday when the judge assigned to his case was none other than Mindy Glazer – whom he knew from his childhood. She is now a judge in Miami-Dade courts.
An arrest report notes that Booth was seen driving a car that was suspected of being involved in a home burglary. When an officer tried to stop the car, Booth apparently took off, eventually crashing and then fleeing by foot. He was caught shortly after.
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"I am so sorry to see you there. Mr. Booth, I hope you are able to change your ways, good luck to you," she said. "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."
Judge Glazer set Booth's bond at $43,000.