Laughter erupted inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court after a magistrate told an accused man that he was “hard to look at”.
Magistrate Maxine Ellis directed the unflattering comment at Kemar Boucher last Thursday, when he appeared before her sporting an unkempt mohawk hairstyle.
“You have a hairdresser?” Ellis first asked Boucher before she told him, “You’re hard to look at.”
The magistrate then told Boucher that good grooming requires that he visits a hairdresser or get a haircut.
“If that is something you wear on stage, this is court,” Ellis said to Boucher before ordering him to return with his hair in better condition on the next court date.
Boucher, who is charged with unlawful wounding, is scheduled to return to court on August 13.