search
top

Defendant Does Something Really Crappy.

left: Dorleans Philidor right Circuit Court Judge Lisa Walsh

This past Friday a trial was delayed when 33 year old Dorleans Philidor defecated in the courtroom and then threw the feces at Judge Lisa Walsh.

You read that right.

A Miami criminal trial was delayed briefly Friday when the accused man defecated and “cast feces” inside the courtroom before closing arguments were set to begin in his burglary trial, officials said.

The excrement from Dorleans Philidor, 33, was aimed at but did not reach Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh. Lawyers fled as county police officers and corrections officers swarmed the courtroom. “It’s protein! It’s good for you!” he yelled, according to witnesses.

The incident happened during the routine morning court calendar. No jurors were on hand yet.

Philidor was sitting in a wheelchair near Judge Walsh, who scrambled away as her bailiff yelled for her to run. He also ate some of the feces, witnesses said.

“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 commotion to his Instagram page. “They told everyone to leave and you couldn’t go back in. It was a hazardous area.”

It gets better:

It was the second time in two days that Philidor’s behavior delayed the trial.

On Thursday afternoon, the court called a lunch break, with closing arguments set to begin afterward. But Philidor, who was in a holding cell next to the courtroom, defecated on himself and smeared it all over himself and the cell, 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.

Lawyers and the court wanted to know if Philidor was faking mental illness, so a doctor was appointed to evaluate him. He apparently was well enough to go to closing arguments — before Friday’s outburst.

The jurors eventually acquitted Philidor of the burglary charge but Philidor also has a charge of theft of a vehicle, so he is not leaving jail anytime soon. (In fact, as a repeat offender, if convicted of the auto theft charge, Philidor is looking at a mandatory 15 years in prison.)

Still, the question remains why this happened. Is this a case of mental illness? A case of a person with a long history of criminal activity doing whatever they can to attack the system and those who work within it?

There is no word on whether Philidor is being charged with throwing feces at a judge, but there should be charges. There should also be repercussions for the costs associated with the clean up as well.

No matter what, we think we can all agree that the act of throwing feces at a judge – or anyone – is a pretty crappy thing to do.



Comments are closed.

top