A judge told a 72-year-old man with cancer that he was “should be ashamed” of himself after telling him that he was too weak to catch up with his lawn.

31st District Court in Hamtramck, Michigan

31st District Court in Hamtramck, Michigan31st District Court in Hamtramck, Michigan

  • Burhan Chowdhury of Hamtramck, Michigan, told the judge that he was too weak to clean his yard.

  • Judge Alexis G. Krot said it was shameful and would put him in jail if possible.

  • Chowdhury’s son said he usually helped his father in the yard, but he was abroad.

A Michigan judge beat a 72-year-old man on Monday after telling her that his cancer treatment had made him so weak that he wasn’t keeping up with the maintenance of his yard.

and video Burhan Chowdhury in Hamtramck, Michigan, hears struggling to breathe while explaining his situation to District 31 Judge Alexis G. Krot.

“You should be ashamed of yourself,” Clot could hear in the video. “If I could give you prison time for this, I would.”

She then fined him $ 100 and added, “I need to get rid of it. It’s totally inappropriate.”

Sybil Choudhry, 33, the son of a man who appeared with his father at a Zoom hearing, called out to reveal that his father was ill and his property had already been cleared.

“Can you see that picture?” Crot asked. “It’s shameful. It’s shameful. Neighbors don’t have to look at it.”

Shibbir Chowdhury said Washington post His father was diagnosed with lymph node cancer in 2019. He usually said he helped maintain the garden for his parents, but last year he was abroad in Bangladesh for three months.

He said weeds grew around his parents’ home while he was leaving. When he returned, his father told him they had received tickets for noxious weeds and plants. Shibbir Chowdhury said he was shocked by the judge’s reaction to the situation.

“She told my sick father that he should go to jail. It’s ridiculous,” he told the post. “We can’t give a 72-year-old a prison time to not clean the alleys.”

“I was really shocked. I didn’t expect her to yell at us in this situation,” he added.

Shibbir Chowdhury said he will pay his father’s fine and has received a lot of support online and from others in the community.

“People understand that this situation can happen to older people and sick people,” he said.

The fine was paid on Wednesday, according to court records viewed by insiders.

Clot was appointed by then-Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder in August 2016 and was elected in November 2018. As a judge, she cannot comment on this case. WDIV report.

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