Alleged burglary suspect breaks down in tears after recognizing judge from middle school

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MIAMI, Fla. – An alleged burglary suspect broke down in court after a one-of-a-kind reunion in bond court.

“Hi, Mr. Booth, you’re back. This time you’re charged with a burglary,” said Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Mindy Glazer.

Judge Glazer was overseeing the bond hearing for 49-year-old Arthur Booth on Thursday.

“Mr. Booth, I have a question for you,” she said.

“Yes, ma’am?” he responded.

“Did you go to Nautilus for middle school?” she asked.

“Oh, my goodness,” Booth said, covering his mouth in shock.

“Sorry to see you there,” Glazer said. “I always wondered what happened to you, sir.”

On June 29, Booth was allegedly seen leaving the scene of a burglary and failed to pull over for police.

According to the police report, “Mr. Booth drove his vehicle onto the oncoming traffic lanes. Mr. Booth then bailed from his vehicle.”

In court, Glazer says that behavior comes as a shock from the kid she once knew as a friend.

“This was the nicest kid in middle school,” she said.

After recognizing the judge, Booth broke down in tears.

“He was the best kid in middle school,” she said. “I used to play football with him, all the kids, 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.”

Booth’s bond was set at $43,000 for a handful of charges.

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