‘Disabled’ man walks out of court?
was disabled and would be “bedridden for the rest of his life” – shocked the
courtroom when he stood up and walked the moment after being freed.
Carl Funk, 58, was arrested on a five-year-old warrant
for trespassing and having an open container of alcohol. He claimed he couldn’t
afford the judge’s initial offer of $100 bail because he was permanently
confined to his bed.
He looked unsteady as two officers, each grabbing an arm
to support him, guided him into a chair at the North Broward Detention Center in
south Florida on Friday.
“I am disabled and it’s really a problem for me to move
around,” he told Judge John Hurley via video conference from the jailhouse,
according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
So, the judge offered him a compromise – $50 bail to be paid over six months in
exchange to pleading guilty. When Funk agreed, Judge Hurley ordered him
At that point, Funk stands up – unaided – and walks
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