Rhonda Loo, a Hawaii judge of Maui 2nd Circuit, recently handed down an unorthodox sentence to a man, ordering him to write 144 compliments to his ex-girlfriend, in response to the 144 ‘nasty’ text messages that he was accused of sending her.
According to the APreports, the man, Daren Young, pleaded no contest to violating a protection order preventing him from contacting his ex-girlfriend.
“For every nasty thing you said about her, you’re going to say a nice thing,” Loo told Young. “No repeating words.”
Young was reportedly ordered to stop contacting his ex in February. But two months later he ignored the order. He called and texted her 144 times over the span of about three hours.
Maui News reported that he was then arrested and jailed for 157 days.
At his sentencing on Friday, Young received time served and was placed on two years probation. Judge Loo also slapped him with $2,400 in fines and 200 hours of community service, alongside the writing assignment.
“I don’t know whether I should cut off your fingers or take away your phone to get you to stop texting,” Loo said.
“It’s so childish to think a grown man can be so thumb-happy. I hope you don’t have a phone anymore and, if you do, I hope you don’t have her number anymore,” the Judge added.