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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio –An Ohio man who was being sentenced for multiple armed robberies threw feces in a courtroom after he learned he would be serving 40 years in prison, WHIO reports.

In court Wednesday, 46-year-old Ricky Hand asked the judge, “Did you just give me 40 years, sir? You just gave me 40 years. Well guess what?” and reached for a pill bottle under his arm that was filled with feces and urine.

Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly says Hand committed at least 30 robberies and was out on parole before committing his latest crime in January.

The sheriff’s office is now investigating the courtroom incident.

“This man should’ve been more thoroughly searched prior to entering the courtroom. Our policy dictates that there’s a search prior to and there’s a search after he leaves and that was very apparently not done,” said Sheriff Kelly.