At some point in their lives, just about everyone has had to endure an ugly breakup.
A breakup is never a smooth thing to navigate. It almost always catches one of the two people in the relationship off guard, emotions run very, VERY high, things are said in combinations of anger, pain, and sadness, and sometimes things get out of hand. And that's even just the tame ones!
There have been plenty of further stories of breakups getting dangerous for one of the people involved, as partners with a tendency to be abusive can often resort to physical, mental, or sexual abuse to try to prevent their partner from leaving them. These incidents have resulted in plenty of cases where law enforcement were called to get involved, ultimately requiring restraining orders, or even arrests against a partner that couldn't accept being told "I'm leaving you."
Suffice it to say, breakups can often be very serious, and thus need to be taken very seriously by everyone involved. With this in mind, we come to a recent story in which a man decided to violate his ex's legally-protected boundaries, and was given a very unusual sentence by the presiding judge...
Daren Young found himself in some serious trouble with the Maui Police Department when he sent his ex-girfrlend, who had a protection order taken out against him, a whopping 144 harassing text messages and phone calls in a very short span of time.
Appearing in court, Young was ordered by Judge Rhonda Loo to write 144 nice things about his ex to make amends for the 144 nasty messages and calls. She insisted to Young that he was not to repeat words in any of these nice things.
Young already served 157 days of jail time related to incidents surrounding his ex before the compliments were ordered. In addition to this, he was also sentenced to two years of probation, $2,400 in fines and 200 hours of community service.
"I don't know whether I should cut off your fingers or take away your phone to get you to stop texting," Loo told Young. "You probably shouldn't get a phone, period. I hope she changed her number." Young informed Loo he will not reach out to his ex-girlfriend again and is moving forward with his life.
What do you think of this unorthodox punishment for violating his protection order?