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Suspect weeps in court after recognizing judge as former classmate

Booth breaks down in court. (Source: WSVN/CNN) Booth breaks down in court. (Source: WSVN/CNN)

(CNN/WSVN) - A burglary suspect appeared before a south Florida judge and got a big surprise: an emotional reunion with a middle-school classmate.

Arthur Booth, 49, now a suspect burglar, was reunited with his middle school classmate, Judge Mindy Glazer.

Booth broke down in tears during the unexpected reunion.

"I'm sorry to see you there, I always wondered what happened to you, sir," Glazer told the man.

Glazer said Booth was the nicest person in middle school.

On Monday, police say Booth was seen leaving the scene of a burglary in Hialeah, FL. When police tried to stop him, he fled, driving into oncoming traffic before jumping out of his vehicle.

In bond court, Glazer says Booth's alleged behavior was not the childhood classmate she remembers.

"He was the best kid in middle school, I used to play football with him, all the kids looked up to him..and look what has happened I'm so sorry to see you there," Glazer said in court. "Mr. Booth, I hope you're able to change your ways, good luck to you."

As Booth continued to cry, Glazer deliver a message she hoped would turn his life around.

"What's sad is how old we've become," she said. "Good luck to you sir, I hope you're able to come out of this ok and just lead a lawful life "

Booth's bond was set at $43,000 for a handful of charges.

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