Judge Joe Brown was in Memphis yesterday to handle a child support case, but things got really crazy according to reports, as the guy who isn’t really a TV star freaked out when he was told that his case wasn’t on the docket. When the supposedly “laid-back” Magistrate Harold Horne informed Joe that he wasn’t supposed to be in court that day, the man who gave up being an actual judge so he could settle beef between losers became “pretty raucous” and “challenged the authority” of the magistrate, according to CNN. Joe was warned five times to chill out, but he opted for some Shelby County jail time instead. But seeing as Joe announced his candidacy for the Shelby County District Attorney job just last month, this either has “Holy shit, this guy’s an arrogant asshole idiot” or “Really ballsy PR and political move” written all over it. Either way, I’m not sure anyone cares, except for unemployed people and lonely women, because I assume that is the standard daytime courtroom TV demographic.
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