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A burglary suspect got the shock of a lifetime, and broke down in tears, after the judge in his case recognized him from childhood. Miami-Dade Judge Mindy Glazer immediately remembered Arthur Booth as  the “nicest kid in middle school.”

As soon as Booth appeared in front of Judge Glazer she asked if he went to Natilus Middle School. He paused, but after realizing they went to school together, he immediately got emotional.

“He was the best kid in middle school,” Glazer told the court of Booth. “I used to play football with him, look what has happened.”

Booth, still emotional and likely embarrassed, holds his hands in his head. But Glazer isn’t there to shame him. “I am so sorry to see you here,” she said. “Mr. Booth, I hope you are able to change your ways… what’s sad is how old we’ve become. Good luck to you, sir. I hope you are able to come out of this okay, and just lead a lawful life.”

Booth was in court on charges of burglary, grand theft, and resisting arrest.

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