In every field, there’s a legacy left behind by a great person, and more often than not, these legacies pertain to long lists of recognitions and accolades. On the other hand, there are legendary men who prefer to be remembered for something which cannot be seen on awards earned throughout their life. In this case, a judge from Painesville, Ohio has made quite a name for himself through his creative punishments that keep everyone in the country out of trouble.
Introducing, Municipal Court judge Michael Cicconetti, who believes in the saying “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” Since 1994, the father of five has kept his seat as the town’s prosecutor due to his one-of-a-kind sentencing that has quickly become popular in Ohio.
Because you’re most likely asking for it, here are just some of this judge’s amusing cases:
- After a woman deliberately misled 35 kittens through the forest during winter, Judge Cicconetti asked her to pay a fine PLUS a one night stay in the woods sans food, water, and even a tent. Well, at least she was allowed to make a fire, and that’s only because the prosecutor was feeling kind!
- This one may be hard to swallow, but also perhaps necessary especially at this time. A driver who was caught intoxicated was ordered to go into a morgue to stare at the dead bodies of two drunk driving victims.
- After he stole charity money from Salvation Army dedicated for the homeless, a man was punished to spend a whole day on the streets. Lesson learned!
- Two teenagers were forced to dress up as Mary and Joseph and instructed to walk around with a donkey following a mischievous act of writing ‘666’ on a Jesus statue.
- A couple was ordered to clean a public park in which they were caught ‘doing the deed‘. But that wasn’t all—they also have to apologize to those who have witnessed them through a newspaper ad! Awkward!
- After calling the police “pigs“, a man had to stand with a 370-pound pig while holding a sign that read, “This is not a police officer“.
- A woman who refused to pay a taxi driver walked for 48km—the same distance they had traveled—to make sure she would learn her lesson.
- A group of high school students were punished to hold a picnic for elementary students whose field trip was delayed after the guilty teens slashed the tires of their school bus.
Now, would you dare cross Judge Cicconetti? We figure not!
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