Furious judge throws off his robe and tackles aggressive defendant who was resisting arrest in court
A Michigan judge who was captured on courtroom surveillance footage throwing off his robe and helping restrain a defiant defendant during a hearing says he was concerned about the safety of the man and a court officer.
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The incident involving Jackson County Circuit Court Judge John McBain took place last December during a hearing about a personal protection order violation, however the footage was released this week.
McBain had just ordered the man to jail, but the man resisted efforts by the officer to handcuff him and a fight ensued. That’s when McBain sprung into action.
‘Tase his a– right now,’ the judge shouted as he rushed toward the man, Jacob Larson.
Larson was being held on stalking charges, however he told McBain the problem was not him but the woman he was pursuing.