(energetic music) Linda Fields. Good morning, your honor. Good morning, Linda. This is my wonderful husband. I got the ticket, he was driving my car. I’m not guilty, he is. (audience laughing) Let me explain what happened. I can’t wait. I get the ticket in the mail, and I go, “What’s this?” He says, “Just pay it.” I said, “What happened?” He says, “I’m at the corner of Eddie and Dudley, “and I turned right on a yellow light.” I said, “You went through a yellow light?” He says, “Yeah.” I said, “I’m not paying it, we’re gonna fight this.” You have to fight him. Yeah, so. So anyway, our son was in the hospital, had a very bad car accident. And he was going there three times a day. So I said, “We’re gonna fight this.” So Wednesday, we looked at the video for the first time. And I said, “You went through a red light.” And so, that’s where we stand. So you came here today to tell me he’s guilty. I’m not guilty, the ticket’s in my name. I’m not guilty. No, no, I understand that. You came here today to tell me he’s guilty. So the first thing you did was throw him under the bus. (audience laughing) I’m not throwing myself under. (Frank laughing) You know? So you think he’s really guilty, huh? When I looked at that video, if I was a policeman, I would say he was guilty.
Guilty. (audience laughing) Me too. Raise your right hand and repeat after me. I mean, it was a little bit close. A little bit close. I want you to assume that you’re policeman right now. Okay?
Yeah. You’re wearing Inspector Quinn’s badge, okay? Okay. And you look at the video, and then you look at the time on the video. Let’s see the face sheet, please. See where it says red time. She’s gonna put arrow over there. .3?
It says .3. Do you know what that means?
No. That means he went through the light when it was red for three tenths of a second. Oh, three tenths, so it was close. (audience laughing) Well, you just said he’s definitely guilty. I try to explain to you. Three tenths of a second, that’s not much. All right, now let me finish. (audience laughing)
Okay. You go through this every day? Yes, your honor. (audience laughing) We’ve been happily married for 43 years. Right?
Yes, dear. (audience laughing) You know (laughs). My wife and I meet people, they usually will say, “How long have you been married?” And I say, “We’ve been happily married for five years.” Now my wife is much younger looking than I am. They say, “Oh, you’ve been happily married for five years? “Is she your second or third wife?” I said, “Oh, no, we’ve been married 50 years. “We’ve been happily married for five.” (audience laughing) That’s good. You’ve been happily married for how long? Almost 43 years. 43 years, all right. Now I’m gonna make you a judge, okay? Okay. Can I call you Linda? Linda, that’s fine. All right, Linda, here’s the deal. You’re the judge. The statute that set up this offense, all right, allows two tenths of a second to get through the light and they don’t charge you. Okay, missed it by one. One tenth. (audience laughing) How do you handle this case? It’s three tenths of a second. Do you give him the benefit of the doubt, right, or do you say, hey, three tenths, pay the fine. What do you do? I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, and he has to take me to dinner. Oh (laughs).
(audience laughing) That’s the deal. Well? I have to agree with her, your honor. (audience laughing) It’s been my policy of the fact. Without the city coming in and proving the calibration, I think the difference between two tenths of a second and three tenths of a second is so small, right? That I usually give the benefit of the doubt. Particularly when they come in with some high powered defense like you. You don’t have to take me to dinner. No, no, I’m not gonna take you dinner. Okay.
(audience laughing) I’ve been happily married for five years. (all laughing) The matter is dismissed. Linda’s husband has found the secret to a long successful marriage. No, it’s not active listening, or meaningful walks on the beach, or mastering the Kamasutra, nope. It’s much simpler than that, it’s two simple words. We’ve been happily married for 43 years. Right?
Yes, dear. (audience laughing) That’s right, the two most important words for a husband to learn are, yes, dear. Repeat that phrase every time she stops talking, and you’re good to go. Pro tip, no charge. Sergio di Susa. How we doing, your honor? Who’s this, your boy here with you? This is my son, he’s two and a half. What’s the little guy’s name? Scavin (laughs). Give him the gavel. Here, let him play with that. Wanna play with that? Look, he gave you something. You be quiet now for a minute. (Sergio laughs) I can’t understand, you have a $25 ticket. Yep. You’ve been here for two hours already. Your son’s breaking our gavel. (all laughing) That’s gonna cost you $50. Yeah, it’s difficult. Judge, I’ve had that 150 years. He’s had it about two seconds and broke it. (all laughing) Just let him go, let him go. So this has to be a good story. Why are you here? Well, I’ve got a ticket, I went to family court. What happened was, I paid for an hour, and then I was gonna walk away, and I thought about it because before I paid for an hour, and I’ve stayed in family court. You never know how long you’re gonna be there, and I stayed longer. Now because it’s that meter, the whole strip, it doesn’t allow me to put for that same car. So what I did was, I put the two tickets. I have them here. In my window. I have them. I put the two tickets in my window, and it doesn’t show that hour. You got the ticket at 10:24. 10:24, yes. So what I’m saying is, I paid for two hours. I was there probably a little before nine. I should’ve gotten until 11 o’clock. First meter allowed you to park until 10:19. You missed by five minutes, the matter is dismissed. Thank you, I appreciate it. I want the gavel back. (all laughing) All right. No, you can’t bring it with you. No, no, no, no, no. (all laughing) Everything in his mouth. Thank you very much, your honor. All right. Come on, how cool was that? If you’d like to see more cases like this one, tune into Caught in Providence every weekday. Excuse me? You didn’t know Caught in Providence is also a TV show? Oh, wow, your life just got substantially better. To find out what channel we’re on, go to caughtinprovidence.com. Click on your local listings, scroll down till you find your hometown, then start doing your happy dance. That’s it, move it, move it, nice. All rise and hit subscribe so you don’t miss the latest viral moments like this one. Share these videos and weigh in on the cases. You be the judge, subscribe now.