Hawaii judge orders man to write 144 “nice” things about his ex-girlfriend for sending her 144 “nasty” text messages
A female Hawaii judge of Maui 2nd Circuit, Rhonda Loo, recently handed down an unorthodox sentence to a man to write 144 compliments to his ex-girlfriend, in response to the 144 “nasty” text messages that he is accused of sending her.
According to the APreports, Daren Young pleaded no contest to violating a protection order preventing him from contacting his ex-girlfriend.
“For every nasty thing you said about her, you’re going to say a nice thing,” Loo told Young. “No repeating words.”
It was learned that in February, he was ordered to stop contacting his ex. But two months later he ignored the order. He called and texted her 144 times over the span of about three hours.
Maui News reported that he was then arrested and jailed 157 days in prison.
At his unusual sentencing on Friday, Young received time served and was placed on two years probation. Loo also slapped him with $2,400 in fines and 200 hours of community service, alongside the writing assignment.
“I don’t know whether I should cut off your fingers or take away your phone to get you to stop texting.”
“It’s so childish to think a grown man can be so thumb-happy,” Loo told Young in court. “I hope you don’t have a phone anymore and, if you do, I hope you don’t have her number anymore.”
Over the years, a few number of justices have made headlines for their unusual sentences.
Ohio Judge Michael Cicconetti once ordered two 19-year-olds to lead a donkey through the streets with a sign that said “Sorry for the jackass offense” after vandalizing a Nativity scene.
While Texas Judge Mike Peters in 2004, sentenced a woman to 30 days in jail for starving two horses. On the first three days in prison, he ordered that she only be served bread and water.
“She’s going to get more than her horses got,” Peters said.