Sirens & Gavels

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2010, 6 A.M.

Ringtone about breasts interrupts court

There are inappropriate ringtones, and then there are epicly inappropriate ringtones that blare during a quiet court proceeding.

A spectator attending first appearances in Judge Michael Price's courtroom Tuesday had the latter.

The man's cell phone rang for several seconds in the midst of a suspect's appearance on a felony arrest, eliciting uncomfortable murmurs from the courtroom and a scolding from Price.

The song?

"I Love Tits!" apparently by an artist named Dr. Sausage. The lyrics are probably how you might imagine them: not quite appropriate for a courtroom.

The man sent the call to voicemail, but the phone blared again when the message went through a few seconds later.

He told Price he'd silenced the phone, but the damage was done: Price instructed him to go out in the hallway. The man left without seeing his buddy's court appearance. No word on who he was there to see.




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