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Judge chides man for T-shirt choice

March 21, 2013 at 5:29 PM   |   Comments

NORWALK, Ohio, March 21 (UPI) -- An Ohio man who admitted throwing a dog from a car wore a T-shirt to court reading, "Voted most likely to offend."

Donald Resor Jr., 31, pleaded no contest Tuesday in Norwalk Municipal Court to abandoning animals in a Dec. 30 incident and a separate charge of disorderly conduct in a March 4 incident, the Norwalk (Ohio) Reflector reported Thursday.

Resor was accused of throwing Bailey, a 4-year-old Staffordshire terrier, from his moving car Dec. 30.

Eight women and one man sat in the courtroom Tuesday with T-shirts reading "Team Bailey" with the initials for the Huron County Humane Society.

"His health is good now," HCHS manager and investigator Kathleen Hampton said after the hearing. "We were waiting until after the hearing to adopt him out. He (Bailey) is scared of riding in a car and he wasn't before."

"What's that on your shirt?" Judge John Ridge said, indicating the message on Resor's T-shirt. "You wear that to court?"

Resor said he "didn't think about it" and his lawyer said the defendant had earlier been wearing a sweatshirt.

After Resor entered the no contest pleas the judge asked whether he had anything to say.

"It's pointless to say anything," Resor said. "I just want to do my time and go home."

The judge ordered him to do 90 days in the Huron County Jail on the abandoning animals conviction and fined him $700 for the two cases combined.

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