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Judge goes off, orders man to wear ‘idiot’ sign

Posted at 9:17 AM, Jun 06, 2013

CLEVELAND (WTVR) – A Cleveland judge ordered a man to wear sign that referred to himself as an idiot after the man called 911 and threatened to kill a retired police officer, according to a report on

Problem was, the man refused to wear the sign and then missed a follow-up court date.

This week he appeared before the judge and she laid down the law.

“When I ask you to do something, it’s an order. It’s not an option,” Judge Pinkey Carr explained. “So please please don’t tell my bailiff what you’re not going to do. It’s an order. So since you were kind enough to say you would do another 90 days [in jail], you will. On your probation violation, I was going to give you 30 or 60 days, but since you said 90, you can do another 90. No problem sir. I’m like Burger King, you can have it your way.”

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