Sometimes You Have To Sing Some Adele To The Judge To Tell Her You’re Sorry
TIME – A 21-year-old convicted felon apologized for his crimes in a unique way at his sentencing at Washtenaw County Trial Court on March 10.
Near the end of his hearing, Brian Earl Taylor stood up in the Michigan courtroom and directed his voice toward Judge Darlene O’Brien as he belted out a song similar to Adele’s “Hello,” the Ann Arbor News reports.
“Hello there, your honor,” Taylor sang. “I want to say I’m sorry for the things I’ve done and I’ll try and be stronger in this life I chose, but I want you to know — that door, I closed. And your honor I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.”
Taylor was sentenced to up to 17 years in prison for unlawful imprisonmentand carrying a concealed weapon.
Love this guy. Absolutely LOVE him. Even though he might be a convicted felon, I thought his apology was pretty heart-felt. Like if I’m that judge, I’m giving him 15 years instead of 17. Certainly wouldn’t let him go scot free, but I’d at least knock off a year or two for being the first ever convicted felon to serenade a judge as if he was performing for American Idol. If that judge had any kind of sense of humor, she would of said “yes”, filed his papers and told him he was going to prison Hollywood. Would of been hilarious. But I guess judges don’t do that kind of stuff.