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HIALEAH, Fla. — A Florida man accused of burglary was stunned in court when he realized his judge was a former middle school classmate.

Arthur Booth, 49, broke down into tears after Judge Mindy Glazer asked him if he attended Nautilus Middle School.

“Oh my goodness,” Booth said.

Glazer told the court that Booth was not the boy she remembered. “He was the best kid in middle school. I used to play football with him, all the kids looked up to him and look what has happened. I’m so sorry to see you there.”

Police say Booth failed to pull over for an officer after he was reportedly seen leaving the scene of a burglary.

Judge Glazer told Booth she hopes he’s able to change his ways and wished him good luck.