Florida man on trial poops in court, throws feces at judge and gets acquitted: 'It's protein! It's good for you!'
33-year-old Dorleans Philidor tried to have a go at Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh during his hearing on June 21 by throwing his feces at her from his wheelchair
In a bizarre series of incidents, a Florida man charged with burglary defecated in court and threw his feces at the judge. He was, however, acquitted later. The man, 33-year-old Dorleans Philidor, tried to have a go at Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh during his hearing on Friday, June 21, by throwing his feces at her from his wheelchair. However, it didn't reach the judge. Witnesses also said that Philidor ate some of the excrement.
"It's protein! It's good for you!" he yelled, reported the Miami Herald. "It was intense. The corrections officers and police officers were swarming. Like 60 of them," said witness Allen Rios, who posted a short clip of the incident on Instagram. "They told everyone to leave and you couldn’t go back in. It was a hazardous area." After the room was closed for cleaning, the judge, unshaken by what had happened moved the proceedings to another room, spokeswoman Eunice Sigler told the publication.
This is, however, not the first time that Philidor has exhibited such behavior in court. On Thursday, June 20, while he was in his holding cell for the trail, he pooped on himself and slathered it all over his body, the officials said. Corrections officers had to whisk him away through a public hallway, which was permeated by the smell. One half of the second floor was shut down on Thursday afternoon so the courtroom could be cleaned and disinfected.
The jurors heard the case on Friday afternoon and found him not guilty of the crime. However, he will still be in jail for another grand theft auto case. He had broken into a home in North Miami Beach and had been caught.
Officials had thought that he could be faking a mental illness to get away and until the latest defecation incident, he had been deemed as well enough to go on trial. "MDCR staff and Correctional Health Services (CHS) Staff will continue to monitor this inmate and will provide extra security precautions to avoid the events from reoccurring,” according to Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Juan Diasgranados.