According to Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer, Arthur Booth was the "nicest kid" at their Miami Beach middle school.
The two had a reunion of sorts yesterday after Glazer recognized Booth on a video hook-up from jail where Booth was being held on charges of burglary and grand theft.
Via the New York Daily News:
A Florida man burst into tears when he discovered the judge at his bond hearing was a middle school classmate, video of the emotional reunion shows.
Arthur Booth, 49, appeared in court Thursday after police said he broke into a home, stole a car and fled from authorities. He caused two accidents before crashing the Honda Accord and being arrested Monday, police said.
Shuffling papers, Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer said, "I have a question for you - did you go to Nautilus (middle school)?"
Booth clapped his hand to his face. "Oh my goodness!" he said with a smile that soon turned to tears.
"I'm sorry to see you here. I always wondered what happened to you," Glazer said as Booth cried.
"This was the nicest kid in middle school. He was the best kid," Glazer said, reminiscing on their time at the Miami Beach school. "I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened."
As Booth, overwhelmed with emotion, shouted "Oh my goodness!" seven times, Glazer said she hoped he turns his life around.
"Good luck to you sir," she said. "I hope you are able to come out of this okay and just lead a lawful life."