A woman brought to a Louisville, Kentucky court on Friday had apparently been denied repeated requests for both pants and feminine hygiene products, prompting a mortified judge to take the matter into her own hands.
According to WDRB, the woman was arrested for failing to complete a diversion program on a 2014 shoplifting charge, and had been held for multiple days without the asked-for items.
“No pants, what?” Judge Amber Wolf said in disbelief when the woman’s attorney quietly mentioned the issue. The video is time stamped Friday, July 29, and the woman asserts that she’d been wearing the same clothes since she was taken into custody on Sunday.
This news came as quite a shock to Wolf. “Excuse me?” she said. “This is outrageous. Is this for real?” She then whipped out a cell phone to call Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton and ask why, exactly, there was a female defendant in her courtroom without pants on. Her horror at the pants situation was matched only by her disgust at the recommended 75 day sentence.
“It’s a shoplifting charge, a first time shoplifting charge,” she fumed into the phone. “No. We’re not giving her that.”