Even if you might not like to admit it, nearly everyone loves Judge Judy. There’s a reason it’s one of the longest-running shows in US television history! It debuted in 1996, and this past January debuted with its 23rd season! Judy is fierce and sharp – but lets everyone have their turn, so many American homes have continued to tune in over two decades. However, while some cases are straightforward and fair many are…less so. Here are some of the craziest, weirdest Judge Judy cases of all times. Case closed!
The Shortest Case In Judge Judy History
This must be the weirdest, most obvious – and also shortest – cases ever in the history of Judge Judy. It lasted less than thirty seconds and even went viral afterward!
A woman accused two men of stealing her wallet. She was asked what was in the wallet, and she replied, “I had gift cards in there, my earpiece, and a calculator.” Before the plaintiff even finished her sentence, one of the man accused said, “There was no earpiece in there ma’am.”
Well, if you’re going to steal and lie, at least keep up with your web of lies…
Checks And Balances
In this bizarre case, the prosecutor was a man who was suing his ex-girlfriend. The plaintiff claimed his ex broke into his home and stole money, causing him to go bankrupt. The ex denied it all and said she even filed a restraining order against him. Sounds like a standard Judge Judy cases. But that’s when things started to get a little more bizarre…
Judge Judy started questioning the man, who seems to become jumpy and irritated to the point where the bailiff needed to step in. He asked the man, “Do we need to finish this outside?” the man calmed down for a bit, but wasn’t able to hand in any evidence for any of his claims. Judy won’t take any of his behavior anymore – and closed the case, obviously, in the ex’s favor.
They say dogs are humans’ best friend – but sometimes, they have to be the judge. In an infamous case on Judge Judy, she had to settle a dispute between a man and a woman, who were fighting over a dog. The plaintiff – the man – said the dog belonged to him, and the woman said she “bought it off of him” on the street. Judge Judy decided on an unusual, yet genius solution: she let the dog choose.
And so, the woman let the dog down, and it ran off to the man, wagging its tail and jumping in excitement. Case. Closed. Woof.
When Judy Loses It
Barbara Letendre is the mother of the defendant. Jacqueline Peckham, the plaintiff, claimed Letendre’s son harassed her and called her “a million times a day.” Letendre was by her son’s side, but when Peckham accused him, Letendre seemed to lose it. She began swearing and yelling, eventually walking off. She actually stood in the back of the room, where she continued to shout and interrupt the proceedings.
After a while, Judy became fed up and yelled at Letendre, “Out! Out! Out!” Judge Judy made the mother leave, despite her trying to stay inside. And that’s why we love her!