The punishment usually always fits the crime. In this case, the punishment probably felt like torture for a Hawaii man who broke a protective order and contacted his ex-girlfriend.
“For every nasty thing you said about her, you’re going to say a nice thing,” explained 2nd Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo to defendant Daren Young. Young, 30, was found guilty of sending 144 nasty and angry text messages and calls to his ex-girlfriend over a 3-hour period.
Young also received time served for spending 157 days in jail before being sentenced. And to add financial injury to insult, the judge ordered Young to pay $2,400 in fines and serve 200 hours of community service. He also received two years probation.
The judge wasn’t done with Young and possibly went a little easy on him considering her initial ideas for penance.
“I don’t know whether I should cut off your fingers or take away your phone to get you to stop texting,” Loo told Young before sentencing. “You probably shouldn’t get a phone, period. I hope she changed her number.”
Wouldn’t it be odd if they ended up falling in love all over again?