Mike’s the Stupid News: Man Who Stole Judges’ Nameplate Arrested after Posting Photo on Facebook
It’s never a good idea to steal a judge’s nameplate. It’s even a worse idea to then post a picture of yourself holding it on your girlfriend’s Facebook page. Just ask Floridian Steven Mulhall. Mulhall was in court to make a probation appearance on a previous charge when he saw the brass plate and couldn’t resist. He might’ve gotten away with, too, had he not immediately posted a smirking photo of himself on Facebook.
“The nameplate is like only $40, not that big of a crime, but what an idiot.” said Judge Michael Orlando. Adding, ” He violated the terms of his parole by stealing, from a judge he appeared before, no less. He’s got multiple convictions for petty theft, so now this is a felony.”