Stealing cars is (obviously) against the law, and getting caught usually translates into a significant prison term. We're guessing the crime is just a bit stiffer if you're caught attempting to swipe the ride of a judge, especially if you just left her court room.

SF Gate reports that Judge Lillian Sing had just finished giving convicted felon Phillip Bernard a break after he missed some probation requirements when the gentleman walked out of the court room and used a weighted sock to smash a car window in the court parking lot. Of course, it happened to be the judge's vehicle, and Bernard timed his malfeasance so that two police officers just happened to be walking by when the incident occurred. We're guessing the move was either a string of complete stupidity or the 32-year-old homeless man actually wanted to go back to jail.

It should come as no surprise that Bernard is back behind bars and we're guessing the good judge probably won't be so lenient the next time she sees him.


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      Dayv
      • 2 Years Ago
      "we're guessing the good judge probably won't be so lenient the next time she sees him." Actually, the judge would be forced to recuse herself if he comes before her again, in favor of one who could be more impartial.
      Steve
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe it was karma for the judge? Giving second chances is one thing, but our justice system is nearly broken when it lets career criminals out time after time to cause everyone issues. Since it now happened to the judge maybe things are looking up!
        vernsmaria
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Steve
        Agree! Maybe the judge will feel what the rest of us feel when they slap wrists and send these criminals back to us.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Knucklehead of the week winner!
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      It sounds to me like he wanted to go back in.
      BranMM
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this was caught on camera, I'm looking forward to seeing it on World's Dumbest Criminals.
        Tina Dang
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BranMM
        I was thinking the same thing! This would make a perfect clip with some great commentary
      vernsmaria
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good! Maybe judges will stop giving out those slaps on the wrist.
      JOGGER123
      • 2 Years Ago
      now the judge KNOWS and FEELS how we feel.............
      val9270000
      • 2 Years Ago
      I guess he didn't want to go back to being cold and hungry. What better way to that than to break into a judge's car in front of two cops?
      Cindy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of course he wanted to go back! He is no fool... outside prison he is a homeless man, hungry and living in squalor... inside prison he is fed, kept comfortable, given a weight room, excercise yard and more... sometimes they get so accustomed to prison life, making it on the outside becomes terrifying.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Letting a car thief go free, pays him right.
        brian05487
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KAG
        Please , please ,, please . learn to read !!! It does say the judges name is Lillian, never heard of a man named Lillian. Maybe Sue but that was between Johnny and his dad. Must all Repukes be this stupid ?
      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now THERE'S a dumb criminal. His age is higher than his single-digit IQ.
      thomastthomasone
      • 2 Years Ago
      Right on Cindy! You hit the nail right on the head!
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