Janet Knowles Hammer – An apparently ill-minded, elderly women in Jupiter, Florida has been accused of and arrested on domestic battery charges for striking her friend in the head because he was watching the court television show “Judge Judy.”
The 62-year-old, Janet Knowles had police called to her home where they found her 65-year-old friend bleeding from his head while trying to stop it with paper towels, according to a report by the Palm Beach Post.
Authorities did not release the mans identity, but said he told them that Knowles was upset over the fact that Judge Judy was on the TV while he sat watching in a recliner, in turn Knowles began beating him with the hammer.
Though she admitted to hitting the man with the hammer because she was “mad at Judge Judy,” a seemingly confused and disoriented Knowles was not able to hold a conversation with police when questioned, and began talking about what her neighbor was wearing.
After being arrested Knowles was being held without bond. The unidentified man was treated for his injuries to the head and forearm, at the scene.
Possibly Knowles views Judge Judy in the same light as former TV courtroom Judge Wapner of “The People’s Court” does. Judge Wapner once said of Judge Judy, “She is not portraying a judge as I view a judge should act. Judge Judy is discourteous, and she’s abrasive. She’s not slightly insulting. She’s insulting in capital letters.”