#StayMad: Judge Joe Brown Arrested After Court Meltdown
Judge Joe Brown just got a taste of his own medicine — the former TV judge was arrested after allegedly blowing a gasket at a Memphis juvenile court … TMZ has confirmed.
Brown showed up to court Monday to represent someone in a child support case — but was turned away by court staff, who informed Brown they had no record of the case in question.
Brown reportedly lost it … becoming verbally abusive and was warned several times to quiet down.
We’re told Brown — who is running for D.A. of Shelby County — was “playing to the peanut gallery” and “incited a near riot.”
Brown reportedly ignored the judge and was subsequently arrested for contempt of court.
Brown was cited for contempt 5 times and ultimately ordered to spend 5 days in jail. He left under his own power and was screaming the entire time. Check out the audio from court … it’s wild.
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