Crime

Judge Mindy Glazer Recognizes Another Defendant in Court, This Time a Cruise Ship Passenger

Miami-Dade Judge Mindy Glazer's awkward but emotional accidental reunion with a former middle-school classmate who stood before her as a defendant in bond court went viral earlier this month. Well, Glazer just took a vacation on the Carnival Breeze, and when she returned to work Monday, she was in for another courtroom reunion, this time with a fellow passenger aboard the cruise ship. 

Ahlon Devante Glenn was also on the Breeze. He was arrested on his return to PortMiami on an out-of-state warrant for fraud charges in Georgia. 

Glazer, noting that he was arrested at the port, put two and two together and remembered she had seen the 21-year-old dancing aboard the ship. 


"What were you on, the Breeze?" Glazer asked. 

"Yes, yes," Glenn replied. 

"Yeah, me too," Glazer said. "Isn't that cool? You have a nice cruise? I'm glad to be back to work. I had to watch four kids." 

"You were on the cruise this weekend that just past," Glenn said. "You didn't see me dancing? I was the one dancing all the time." 

Because the warrant orders Glenn to be extradited to Georgia, Glazer had no choice but not to set bond. 

According to Local 10, she sympathized with Glenn's situation a bit, noting he could have easily fled the country during one of the ship's many stops. 

All in all, it was a less emotional reunion than the one when she presided over the bond hearing of Arthur Booth. The judge and the defendant had attended Miami Beach's Nautilus Middle School together, and during the teary courtroom scene, Glazer remembered Booth — accused of stealing a car and taking it on a rampaging police chase — as a kind classmate. 
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Kyle Munzenrieder