Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle

In the Ravalli County district court...

They have a deer head, a bighorn sheep head, and a bear pelt mounted on the courtroom walls, and the defendants all appear in orange outfits, handcuffs, and chains.

The previous defendant allegedly purchased a ton of goods with someone else's credit card which he then sold through pawn shops, and passed a bunch of bad checks, to fund his gambling habit.

The current defendant's orange pants are falling down, and he's repeatedly trying to pull them back up while standing in front of the judge, but has so far failed to do so because of his chains. This is somewhat ironic because apparently he's a sex offender.

One odd thing happened when I entered the courtroom: waiting outside were about ten people, who I can only assume were family members of some of the defendants. Anyway, they apparently didn't realize they could enter the courtroom at any time, since when I let myself in they all followed me.

I felt like some kind of Pied Piper of crime :)
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