All I can say after reading this story is, I do hope that phone call was worth the trouble it caused for this lady! Let's just hope she doesn't have access to any firearms!
Authorities: Woman thought phone call was more important than Staten Island judge's order
John M. Annese/Staten Island Advance By John M. Annese/Staten Island Advance on December 06, 2012 at 6:10 PM, updated December 07, 2012 at 7:04 AM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- If you're spending the day in criminal court, there are some things you probably shouldn't do:
Talk loudly on your cell phone.
Ignore the judge when he tells you to leave the courtroom.
Argue with the court officer who escorts you out of the room.
Continue to struggle with court officers outside, then punch one of them in the face.
Authorities say 21-year-old Jennifer Ortiz of Manhattan did all these things in Stapleton Criminal Court on Wednesday, and that landed her locked up on felony charges.
Ms. Ortiz was in Judge Alan Meyer's courtroom at about 2:55 p.m. when she engaged in what the criminal complaint against her describes as "disorderly, contemptuous and insolent behavior, committed during the sitting of a court, in its immediate view and presence."
The complaint states she was "waiting for a case to be called while court was in session," but doesn't elaborate on the nature of that case, or if she was the defendant or an onlooker. Online court records don't show her name on the docket for that day.
Now she's on the docket, though -- she was arraigned in that same courtroom Thursday afternoon, where she was ordered held on $1,000 bail until her next scheduled appearance on Tuesday.
Ms. Ortiz is charged with second-degree assault, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and second-degree criminal contempt, according to a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan.
Now I'm guessing this phone call was very, very important, or else that this person is NOT the sharpest crayon in the box! My money is on the latter!
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