Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How not to win friends and influence people

Giving a one-fingered salute to the judge and then hurling obscenities at him is not an advisable thing to do when in Court.

McHenry County Man Flips Off Judge, Goes To Jail
Kane Kellett Was Appearing In Court On Home Invasion, Aggravated Battery Charge

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (CBS)- If you flip someone off in traffic, you might get angry stares or a nasty honk of the car horn, but if you do it in court, expect much more severe consequences.

A McHenry County man found that out the hard way.

The Daily Herald reports that Kane Kellett, 24, raised his middle finger while he was being sworn in to face home invasion charges. He also hurled profanity at Judge G. Martin Zopp, the Daily Herald reported.

Zopp promptly gave Kellett six months in jail for contempt of court.

Kellett is also charged with aggravated battery and assault. He is accused of attacking two people, including a pregnant woman last month in Crystal Lake.

He is accused of punching the woman in the face and kicking her in the ribs after she fell, the Daily Herald said. Kellett's other alleged victim is a 23-year-old man, whom he is accused of assaulting with a flashlight, the Daily Herald said.

Kellett was on the McHenry County Sheriff's Top 10 Most Wanted List before he was arrested Friday night, the Daily Herald reported.