Ohio Judge Forced To Resign After Chasing Down Woman At Courthouse And Jailing Her

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Sometimes, if you want a job done right, you have to do it yourself.

That must have been what Ohio Judge Michael Bachman was thinking on September 4, as he ran out of his courtroom in full magistrate gear to personally grab a woman, bring her back to his courtroom, and sentence her to jail for three days.

According to Inside Edition's report, the woman, after learning she was "30 minutes late to file court papers," was yelling at the top of her lungs. She was so loud that Bachman, who was trying a case in a nearby courtroom, could hear the commotion and came barreling out into the hallway.

You can watch the disturbing spectacle below:

As she walked away, Bachman ran after her, grabbing her by the shoulder and redirecting her to his courtroom.

Once back in the court, he sat her down in his jury's box, then sentenced her to three days in jail for "disrespectful and disruptive behavior."

At this point she tried to escape, but was dragged into custody by a team of five deputies.

Twitter couldn't believe what they were seeing:





While Bachman did have his defenders, this Twitter user broke down exactly why his actions were so egregious:

Fortunately, after the incident came to light, Bachman was forced to resign for being "out of order' in his own courtroom.

On the orders of a second judge, the woman only had to spend 2 nights in jail before being released.

H/T - Inside Edition, YouTube

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