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Man Gets 30 Days for Flipping Off a Judge

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A 31-year-old Springfield man has been sentenced to a month in jail for an obscene gesture aimed at a judge.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the man was arrested Wednesday after he was in a municipal courtroom watching a proceeding. According to the judge’s docket sheet, the man disrupted the court three times.

The docket sheet also says that then as he was leaving the courtroom in direct view of Judge Todd Thornhill, the man lifted both arms in the air and extended the middle finger of each hand.

The court then found him in contempt and ordered him to jail until August 23. He was booked without incident.

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