Dolores Sheinis is 80-years-old, but her wit almost certainly hasn’t dulled with age.
Sheinis was in bond court on Feb. 12 on charges of resisting arrest and violating an injunction to stay away from her ex-husband. Though Judge John Hurley of Broward, Florida, ordered Sheinis to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet, that didn’t stop her from calling him “sweetheart” and asking if he’d take her out for breakfast the following day.
"I don't particularly feel like keeping an 80-year-old woman in the jail who has no criminal record, but this is your second warning: Don't go around him again," Hurley said, according to NBC.
"I haven't bothered him for 31 years, why would I bother him now?" Sheinis replied. "I swear to God and all that's holy on a stack of bibles, I will never go near him, talk to him, call him or even look at him.”
Hurley quipped, "Ma'am, have you ever thought of doing a stand-up routine?"
She replied, "if you pay me good money, sweetheart, I'll be there. I'm really short of funds.”
Despite sentencing Sheinis, Hurley complimented her. "Ma'am, I have to tell you something: You seem like you have a great wit about you.”
"I do, sir. Sweetheart, that's the only thing I have," Sheinis replied.
Hurley, who’s much younger than Sheinis, said "I haven't been called 'sweetheart' in this courtroom since I guess Mr. Miller took over.”
Sheinis then coyly asked, "Does that mean you're taking me for breakfast?”
Hurley told Sheinis she brightened his day.