And finally… red tape

A judge ordered that a man in court’s mouth be duct-taped after he interrupted proceedings a dozen times.

Judge John Russo, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, warned Franklyn Williams, 32, to be quiet at least 12 times over the course of 30 minutes.

Williams had been convicted of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and theft and was being sentenced at the time.

Officers in the courtroom put a roughly 40-centimetre strip of red duct tape over his mouth to quieten him.

When he continued to protest, a second piece of tape was added, Sky News reports.

Judge Russo eventually sentenced Williams to 24 years in jail.

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