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:
Crazy ass forcefully got her back into the court room (chased her and held her), only to charge her with condemning… https://t.co/o9qXzS8D0D— 🐝 (@🐝)1537247918.0
Y’all!🤦🏽♀️ Ohio judge oversteps (I use overstep because this power wasn’t his to abuse even though he did) and bat… https://t.co/tHu5BN8aey— Melanie😎🤕🤨, #BedBoundBabe, Spoonie Style Guide (@Melanie😎🤕🤨, #BedBoundBabe, Spoonie Style Guide)1537229020.0
@NewPossBlog chases a black woman down a hall way and arrest her for i think yelling in the hall way . it was a dom… https://t.co/4SZNIrVfaJ— شبلي محمد (@شبلي محمد)1537242597.0
@wishful02667386 @JohnBotos @Angenette5 @Local12 That’s horrible. She was there seeking help and got man handled in… https://t.co/LmWOU2n1cE— Pisceblu ♓️ (@Pisceblu ♓️)1536792480.0
While Bachman did have his defenders, this Twitter user broke down exactly why his actions were so egregious:
@Angenette5 @Local12 I sincerely hope that nobody defending this judge is in any position of authority. He’s a judg… https://t.co/25jnI6hZDY— Rob (@Rob)1536961710.0
Fortunately, after the incident came to light, Bachman was forced to resign for being "out of order' in his own courtroom.
Strong Arm of The Law ... Dude! You have people for that!!! — Ohio Judge Forced to Resign for Being Out of Order in… https://t.co/PaP5m6fLtI— STACEY - FISAgate brings down the House (@STACEY - FISAgate brings down the House)1537220047.0
On the orders of a second judge, the woman only had to spend 2 nights in jail before being released.