A man from Zhejiang province learned the hard way that trying to relieve yourself in a courtroom isn’t the best way to answer the call of nature.
According to Sohu, the bizarre incident took place on July 11 at a courtroom in Quzhou city.
The defendant, surnamed Mao, was testifying as a defendant in a traffic accident trial when he suddenly jumped up from his seat and dashed towards a corner beside the judge’s desk.
Photographs show him removing his shorts and attempting to defecate as the judge appears to intervene and adjourn proceedings.
Mao is said to have been very apologetic and ashamed for his behavior. He blamed his actions on a lack of knowledge of court etiquette, but ignorance was not enough to avoid the 1,000 yuan fine for disrupting court proceedings.
Still, defecating in a courtroom has to be better than on a plane, right?