What would you do if you unexpectedly met someone you went to school with? What if you were facing charges and that classmate was the judge?
That's what happened to Arthur Booth, who had been arrested earlier in the week on a range of charges, including an alleged burglary.
When he appeared in the Miami courtroom of Judge Mindy S. Glazer she recognised him as a former classmate of Nautilus Middle School. Arthur broke down in tears when the judge greeted him and pointed this out.
According to the Judge
This was the nicest kid in middle school, he was the best kid in middle school. I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened.
It's a sad example of how lives can diverge based on early decisions in life. The tears of Arthur perhaps show this most powerfully and also indicate that this simple meeting might be the incident that turns his life around.