In an emotional moment captured on video, a burglary suspect broke down in tears in a Florida courtroom recently after realizing the judge was a former middle school classmate, according to a local report.
Judge Mindy Glazer was presiding over a bond hearing in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for Arthur Booth, 49, who was arrested after he was seen fleeing a burglary in Hialeah, Miami-based television station WSVN reported.
"Mr. Booth, I have a question for you," Glazer can be heard saying in the courtroom video, which was obtained by the TV station.
"Yes ma'am," Booth responded.
"Did you go to Nautilus for middle school?" she asked.
For a moment, Booth looks stunned as he begins to recognize his former classmate.
"Oh my goodness," he said, putting one hand up to the side of his face before breaking down in tears.
He then began sobbing, putting his head down and crying into his hands and then his arms as he repeated, "Oh my goodness."
"I'm sorry to see you there. I always wondered what happened to you, sir," she said.
Addressing court, Glazer recalled that Booth was "the nicest kid," and that his alleged behavior was not the childhood classmate she remembered.
"He was the best kid in middle school, I used to play football with him, all the kids looked up to him. And look what has happened. I'm so sorry to see you there," the judge said.
Booth, still surprised over the unexpected reunion, could only once again respond, "Oh my goodness."
As he continued to weep, Glazer wished him luck and told him she was hopeful he could turn his life around.
"Good luck to you, sir. I hope you're able to come out of this OK and just lead a lawful life," she said.
Booth's bond was set at $43,000, WSVN reported.
CNN contributed to this story.