100. Get Me a Caffe Latte or Go to Jail

On Friday afternoon a judge sentenced lawyer Mickey to 24 hours in jail for contempt. Mantle just won a lawsuit against a man who struck Mantle’s client. The client had accidentally spilled diet soda onto the defendant’s new sneakers, so broke the client’s jaw. The judge sentenced the to two years in jail for assault and . But after handcuffing the defendant, the sheriff’s deputy handcuffed Mantle. “What the heck do you think ’re doing?” Mantle shouted.

“Sorry. Judge’s orders,” replied the , as he escorted Mantle and the defendant out the courtroom. “She said to throw you in overnight for contempt of court.” Because the judge already left the courtroom, Mantle had no one protest to.

Mantle and the convicted man were in the back of the same van and five miles to the city jail. When they taken out of the van, Mantle had a eye and a bloody nose. He told the that the defendant had head-butted him. The defendant Mantle a liar. He told the deputy that had gone flying when the van made a turn and banged his face on the defendant’s .

The deputy took Mantle to the jail emergency . Mantle couldn’t believe what was going on. He a respected lawyer about to spend the night jail with violent criminals, some of whom he’d to convict. He’d be lucky to get out . And all because of a stupid cup of .

Mantle was in jail because he had displeased Brown. Brown had asked Mantle to bring her caffe latte from Moonbucks on Mantle’s way back lunch. Mantle had had previous run-ins with Brown. didn’t like Brown, and refused to be her boy. When Mantle returned from lunch, she asked where her coffee was. Mantle said, “They ran . They said to come back tomorrow.”