Michael Cicconetti, a judge famous for his unusual punishments has made it once again to the news. This time the victim is a 19 year old girl who didn’t paid $100 fare to a cab driver. Bascom, with one of her friends took a ride in a cap from Cleveland to Painesville. The distance is approx 30 miles and costed $100 which Bascom choose to skip and didn’t paid.
At first, Bascom wasn’t taking it seriously and was expecting a fine while presenting to court, but the verdict came as a shock for her as Cicconetti gave her 2 simple choices, either to go to Jail for 30 days or walk 30 miles in 48 hours. Bascom surely didn’t want to stay in Jail for 30 days therefore chooses the second option.
The 30 miles journey was planned at Lake County Fairgrounds where she would do a lap which was of half a mile, means 60 long laps in 48 hours. When media reporters talked to her about the punishment, she responded as follows.
“I’m kind of upset about the sentence because I’m thinking I was going to go in and have to just pay a fine, but I end up almost getting jail time, so I guess I’m kind of lucky he gave me this option.”
The Judge, Cicconetti also visited the place to check the progress, and had a little surprise for poor girl, which you can watch in a video embedded below.