Dog Runs Loose in Court —at Judge Judy's Request

Presto! A dog ownership dispute is solved
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2017 9:30 AM CDT

Judge Judy let a dog make a decision for her in a recent legal case, footage of which has racked up nearly 2.6 million views in just two days. The case centered on a woman who claimed to have bought the dog from a woman on the street and a man who claimed the dog was actually his, per Entertainment Weekly. Judge Judy Sheindlin asked that the dog be brought into the courtroom and set on the floor. Immediately, the animal ran to the man and began excitedly pawing at his legs. "He does that to everybody," the woman claimed, but Sheindlin wasn't swayed. "It's his dog," she said, before telling the man, now in tears, to "take the dog home." (More Judge Judy stories.)

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