Posted on December 8, 2008

Suspect in Dunkin’ Donuts Robberies Barks Like a Dog at Judge

Rafael A. Olmeda, Robert Nolin and Sofia Santana, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 5, 2008

The man accused of being the shotgun-wielding robber in a two-county string of Dunkin’ Donuts robberies repeatedly barked like a dog at a county judge this afternoon during a court hearing.

“I would suggest you take this more seriously,” Judge John Hurley told James Herard, 19, who replied “ruff” several times. Herard barked again after Hurley explained his rights as a criminal defendant. “I’m going to consider your bark as an acknowledgment of what I just told you,” the judge said.