Judge Cicconetti of Painesville, Ohio likes to do things a bit differently in his courtroom. He believes in trulymaking the punishment fit the crime, which often results in creative and unexpected sentences.
Alyssa Morrow pleaded guilty to animal cruelty. She left her dog, Moose, locked up inside her dirt-ridden house. For an entire week, Moose was all alone with no one to take care of him.
When he was finally rescued, his saviors were shocked and appalled by his condition. Moose’s fur was falling out. He was starving and thirsty.
Rather than throwing her in jail like most judges would do, Judge Cicconetti made Alyssa do something that many people would find much more repulsive. First, he spoke on behalf of Moose, noting how frightened he must have been during his abandonment.
Then, Judge Cicconetti looked Alyssa right in the eyes and said. “Maybe you should get a little taste of that, but I’m going to let you have a choice here, and the choice is I want you to live like Moose, and in order to do that I want you to go down to the county dump, to the landfill, and I want them to find the stinkiest smelliest god-awful odor place they can find in that dump and I want you to sit there for 8 hours tomorrow, to think what you did to that dog while you smell the odor.
If you puke, you puke.”
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Alyssa Morrow recently pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and neglect. She left her poor dog, Moose, trapped inside her downtrodden Ohio home for an entire week. Moose was forced to live amongst the dirt and filth.
Instead of throwing her behind bars, Judge Cicconetti — who is known for his creative style of punishments intended to fit the crimes — he came up with something much different.
For eight hours, Alyssa cleaned up garbage at the county landfill. It was so disgusting that she said she would rather be put in jail. During the sentencing, Judge Cicconetti told Alyssa, “If you puke, you puke.”