Emotional reunion for burglary suspect when he realizes he went to middle school with the judge
By Jen Markham
You know how at a class reunion you dread having to interact with that one person that ended up being so much more successful than you? Trust us, however that conversation goes, it's way better than how it went down with this guy.
Arthur Booth was arrested outside Miami on charges of burglary, theft and resisting arrest. When he appeared before Judge Mindy Glazer at his bond hearing, she had an unusual question for him, "Did you go to Nautilus? For middle school?"
The middle school reunion causes Booth to break down in tears, and Glazer to travel down memory lane saying, "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." A cousin tells a Miami Television station Booth was likely emotional because it made him realize what a different path his life took and reminded him of missed opportunities.
But while Booth was mourning the past, Glazer set bail at $43,000 and delivered a straightforward message, "It's never too late to turn things around; I hope you're able to come out of this OK and just lead a lawful life."
And maybe the next time those two reunite, it'll be as it should be: eating dry cake, wearing 'Class of 84' name tags and gossiping about how fat everyone else has gotten.