A Miami Dade judge recognizes a former classmate at a bond hearing and immediately sends him to tears.
Judge Mindy Glazer recognized that Arthur Booth, a man charged with burglary, was her former classmate at Nautilus Middle School in Miami Beach.
“Did you go to Nautilus?” Glazer asked.
“Oh my goodness,” replied Booth multiple times at first with smiles and then with tears.
It turns out that decades ago the pair had been classmates at Nautilus Middle School.
“I’m sorry to see you here,” replied Glazer. “I always wondered what happened to you.”
“This was the nicest kid in middle school; he was the best kid in middle school,” Glazer continued. “I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened.”
“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.”
Glazer, however, set Booth’s bond at $43,000, and he has yet to post it.