Judge Judy: Dumb Criminal Losing Case in 26 Seconds After Incriminating Himself on Show

This is too funny. Every once in a while, Judge Judy gets a case in which one of the parties involved says something or behaves in a way in which you have to wonder how they are able to function in the real world.

What’s even more funny about this particular case is the amount of time it takes for the defendants to incriminate themselves.

Here’s the background of the case:

The plaintiff arrived in court accusing the two defendants of stealing her purse as well as the contents inside.

Judge Judy asked the plaintiff what was in the purse, and the plaintiff responded,

“I had gift cards in there, my earpiece, and a calculator.” 

One of the defendants, unable to wait for his turn to speak, decided to argue about one of the contents of the purse,

“There was no earpiece in there, ma’am.”

Judge Judy couldn’t help but start laughing at the blatant display of stupidity as one of the defendants apparently admitted to having personal knowledge of the contents of purse that he claims he never stole.

Judge Judy exclaims,

“I love it! I love it.”

Then she turns to Byrd and says,

“That’s Dumb and Dumber. Judgment for the plaintiff for the amount of $500. That’s what I think it’s worth, madam. Goodbye.”

You can watch the video below:

Judge Judy has been arbitrating small claims cases for more than 20 years, and some people have asked whether or not the courtroom featured on the popular television show is a real court.

Several outlets have gone into depth about how cases are determined to be worthy of Judge Judy’s time, and have also provided letters that are reportedly from the producers of the show.

To begin with, Judge Judy was a former Manhatten family court judge, but on her show, she serves in the capacity of an arbitrator of small claims cases.

Plaintiffs and defendants are given the option to resolve their small claims cases outside of the courtroom by allowing Judge Judy to arbitrate their cases.

As the disclaimer at the beginning of the show says, the cases are real. In addition, each of the parties in the case contractually agree to abide by whatever decision Judge Judy, a non-biased arbitrator, makes.

In that way, the determinations are binding.

As WGNO points out, the show also provides incentives for plaintiffs and defendants to appear in front of millions of people.

Firstly, if the defendant loses, the show will cover the cost of the judgement and pay that amount directly to the plaintiff. Secondly, because the show resolves cases through arbitration, rather than litigation, the defendant will not have a civil judgement added to their record, if they lose.

Each participating party has their travel and lodging expenses covered to make the trip to Los Angeles, and an additional “appearance fee.”

Have you ever appeared on, or would you ever appear on a courtroom television show to resolve a small claims case? Let us know.


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