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He twerked in court. The judge was not amused.

Man twerks in Miami-Dade bond court

Calvin Griffin was arrested on charges of stealing a car from North Miami Senior High School. In bond court his twerking antics amused the court but not the judge.
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Calvin Griffin was arrested on charges of stealing a car from North Miami Senior High School. In bond court his twerking antics amused the court but not the judge.

Calvin Griffin decided his time in bond court didn’t have to be a solemn one. The North Miami man saw the court cameras and spontaneously twerked.

Judge Catherine Pooler was not amused, even as others in the court giggled.

The 30-year-old was in court after police said he walked into North Miami Senior High School on Tuesday while it was closed to the public and nabbed the keys to a staffer’s 2013 Volkswagen Passat.

Security footage showed a man wearing a dark hoodie, checkered dress shirt and 5,000 Role Models of Excellence tie walk into and out of the building at the time of the theft. In Griffin’s mugshot the next day, he was wearing a similar outfit.

According to a police report, Griffin was caught the next day when cops found him sitting on the school bleachers, wearing the same clothes as the day before. Police said they found the keys to the stolen car in his pocket. A witness who said he talked to Griffin during the theft also identified him.

Griffin was arrested on a slew of charges: burglary of an occupied dwelling, petty theft, grand theft third degree and trespassing in a school safety zone. He left court with a bond of $18,500.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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