A Michigan man reportedly made an ass of himself when he signed in for a virtual arraignment on Zoom using the screen name “Buttf–ker 3000.”
St. Joseph District Court Judge Jeffrey Middleton, a rising YouTube star, posted courtroom video Tuesday of the man’s anal gaffe, Law and Crime reported.
“Then we’ll bring this fool in,” Middleton said, as the offensive name popped up before the man’s face appeared.
“Good morning sir, what’s your name?” the judge asked.
When “Buttf–ker 3000” realized Middleton was addressing him, he identified himself as Nathaniel Saxton.
“Your name is not Buttf–ker 300, you yo-ho, logging into my court with that as your screen name,” the judge snapped.
“What kind of idiot logs into court like that?” the appalled jurist added.
The dimwitted defendant said he did not believe he typed anything like that and apologized before the judge briefly kicked him out of the Zoom feed.
Saxton reappeared a few minutes later and said his sister had set up his Zoom account, adding that the unfortunate name was an inside joke.
“I’m embarrassed. I’m sorry,” said Saxton, who faced a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in the city of Three Rivers, an alleged violation punishable by up to 90 days in the slammer and a $500 fine.
Prosecutor John Barnes said Saxton was found with a used syringe that tested positive for meth residue.
He initially pleaded not guilty but later admitted to having a syringe and other paraphernalia when Middleton noted that the normal fine for the offense is $200 – which he ended up having to pay.
“Is your sister there?” the judge asked him.
“No, unfortunately, she is not,” Saxton replied.
“Tell her she almost got you put in jail for contempt of court,” Middleton said, eliciting another apology.