A Kentucky judge was shocked when she saw that a woman who wasn't wearing pants was brought into her courtroom by jail officials (video below).
"Am I in the Twilight Zone right now?" Judge Amber Wolf asked, as seen in the courtroom video.
In the video, the female defendant was brought into the courtroom with no pants on. She was in jail for a shoplifting charge and had spent her time there without pants or access to feminine hygiene products.
As soon as the judge realized what was happening, she immediately started making phone calls to officials, outraged by what she was seeing and hearing.
"I'm not trying to embarrass you, I'm very sorry," Wolf told the woman. "Can we get something to cover up with? Anything, anything, anything. I don't care what it is."
Jail spokesman Steve Durham told WDRB that the defendant had not been in jail long enough to receive a jail jumpsuit. She was in jail for three days before appearing in court.
"This is pretty standard that when individuals are arrested, they remain in the clothing that they've been arrested in," Durham told WDRB. "Especially for the first 72 hours."
"What the hell is going on?" the judge says into the phone. "I am holding her here until she is dressed appropriately to go back to jail. This is outrageous."
Wolf added that this was the defendant's first charge and that "she should have been in jail for maybe a day, tops."
Jail officials say the woman was wearing athletic shorts which were covered by her shirt.
The woman told Wolf that other inmates at the jail had similarly been denied clothing and basic hygiene products.
Eventually, the defendant was clothed and brought back into the courtroom.
"I just want to tell you how incredibly sorry I am that you’ve been treated this way," Wolf told the defendant. "No one deserves this, but particularly in a situation like this where you failed to complete a diversion program and didn’t even pick up new charges."
The woman was given a sentence of time served and a $100 fine.