Looking at corpses, walking 30 miles and even dressing up as a chicken: The bizarre punishments handed out by one eccentric judge instead of jail - and he insists it works! Judge Michael Cicconetti offers 'personal' punishments that fit the crime. He made teen walk 30 miles for taking cab same distance without paying. Also ordered man who solicited a prostitute to dress up in a chicken suit. Let's see what else he did.
What he does is actually pretty simple.
The judge, who was a former scout, is liked a lot in the region with his way of understanding the justice. He has been selected twice and has been working for more than 20 years.
1. He made a woman who had left her seven-year-old dog Moose in dirty 'hoarder'-style house until he was emaciated to pick up garbage at dump.
2. Michelle Murray was the case that made him really famous.
Judge Cicconetti offered two options. Spend a short prison sentence or a night in the dark forest alone!
3. He sent a man who was caught with an unlicensed gun to investigate the morgue to examine the corpses.
4. The man who shot a dog was ruled that he would donate 20 pounds of food to the animal shelter in the area on every holiday.
5. Cicconetti punished a group of high school students who vandalized school buses by making them throw a picnic for a group of grade-school students whose outing was canceled because of the stunt.
6. Two teenagers who wrote "666" on a nativity figure of Jesus were sentenced by Judge Cicconetti to lead a donkey through the streets with a sign that read, "Sorry for the jackass offense."
7. Victoria Bascom deliberately did not pay for her journey. Unluckily for her, the cab driver took her to court - and she was up in front of Judge Michael Cicconetti.
8. A man caught soliciting sex was ordered by Cicconetti to wear a chicken suit, stand on a street corner, and hold a sign that said, "No chicken ranch in our city."
9. He made a man who shouted obscenities at police, calling them 'pigs', stand with real pigs in the centre of town for two hours.
10. A woman who stole from a church was ordered to spell out the words, 'I stole coins from this church', completely out of coins.
11. Diamond T. Gaston was sent before him and pleaded guilty to assault for using pepper spray on her victim. The 20-year-old was told that she could either spend 30 days in jail, or have her victim spray her with pepper spray.