In Hawaii, a judge has used an unusual form of punishment. A defendant in her court, Daren Young, violated a protection order. It had said he was not to come into contact with his ex-girlfriend. After Young went a month without contacting his ex, he called and texted her 144 times. And that was over a span of three hours. So Judge Rhonda Loo felt that a prison sentence or a fine wouldn’t be enough for Young. His additional punishment? He was sentenced to write compliments for his ex.
“For every nasty thing you said about her, you’re going to say a nice thing,” Loo said, according to the Associated Press.
But that whimsical punishment wasn’t the only part of Young’s sentence, of course. So in addition, he spent 157 days in jail. He also has to perform 200 hours of community service and pay a $2,400 fine. He’ll also be on probation for two years.
Seems like Loo even got in some hilarious last words: “I hope you don’t have a phone anymore, and, if you do, I hope you don’t have her number anymore,” she said.