A 49-year-old burglary suspect was hit by a brick wall of nostalgia in court when he recognized the judge presiding over him as an old friend from middle school.
The judge, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Mindy Glazer, recognized the suspected burglar, Arthur Booth and asked him if he went to Nautilus middle school.
Instantly, Booth recognized her and immediately began to weep as the judge commented on their past.
“This was the nicest kid in middle school. He was the best kid in middle school. I used to play football with him. And look what has happened. I’m so sorry to see you there. Mr. Booth, I hope you’re able to change your ways, good luck to you.”
On June 29, Booth was seen leaving the scene of a burglary and failed to pull over when police were conducting a traffic stop. According to his police report, “Mr. Booth drove his vehicle onto the median and drove onto the oncoming traffic lanes. Mr. Booth then bailed from his vehicle.”
Despite seeing her childhood friend again, Judge Glazer set Booth’s bond at $43,000 for multiple charges including burglary.
Talk about the most awkward reunion with a childhood friend.