Judge Michael Cicconeti became what he is today because he loves to see bad people get the punishment that they deserve. He decides just how much jail time should the person get and also the type of punishment that they have to serve for the crime that they did. The judge always stands up for his victims who cannot defend themselves, especially children and animals. As the judge in the state of Ohio, he wants to teach these bad people the lesson that they will never forget that easily.
Whenever he has to face an animal abuser, he tries to come up with punishments that are quite similar to what the person did to his or her victim. As much as possible, the judge wants to humiliate them and teach their lesson the hard way. And boy does he love the get creative with his punishments!
Even though his punishments are sometimes unexpected, they are not cruel. What these punishments are, are considered unusual. These perpetrators are not placed in a dangerous situation. But they are surely going to be tested. The judge is hoping that these unique punishments are reasons enough for them to break their bad habit. His goal is for these abusers to stop messing with the defenseless animals.
One time, the judge had to face a woman who forced her dog to live in filth. As a pet owner, we know too well that once these animals are in our care, we have to do everything to give them a good life that they deserve and provide them with what they need – food, water, shelter, love, and care. But this woman is definitely something else. She refuses to take care of the poor animal. As her punishment, the judge came up with a brilliant idea. Something that she surely would not be happy with.
The perpetrator has to spend her who day at a local garbage dump. Of course, the woman hated the idea, which is exactly what the judge’s goal is. He said, “I want you to go down to the county dump, to the landfill, and I want them to find the stinkiest, smelliest, God-awful odor place they can find in that dump, and I want you to sit there for eight hours tomorrow, to think about what you did to that dog while you smell the door. If you puke, you puke.”
There was another case where a woman abandoned her 35 kittens in the forest. When she was caught and arrested by the police officers, it was not her day because her case was handled by Judge Cicconeti. She knew that the punishment will not be light. She was right. The judge sentenced her to spend a night in the cold woods as well as jail time. She also has to pay a fine for what she has done.
The judge told her, “How would you like to be dumped off at a metro park late at night, spend the night listening to the coyotes, listening to the raccoons around you in the dark night, and sit out there in the cold not knowing where you’re going to get your next meal, not knowing when you are going to be rescued?”
Judge Michael Cicconeti’s punishments always make the headlines of the local news. The judge is hoping that these people would hear his message loud and clear – never mess with the animals or else you will suffer the same consequences.