Man jailed - for yawning

A MAN was jailed for six months - for yawning in court.

A MAN was jailed for six months - for yawning in court.

Clifton Williams, 33, yawned loudly in Will County Judge Daniel Rozak's court in Joliet, Indiana, USA, last month.

It came as Williams' cousin, Jason Mayfield, was being sentenced for a drug charge on July 23.

Judge Rozak found Williams in contempt of court and sentenced him to six months in jail.


You may also want to watch:


However, the judge could free Williams after a status hearing tomorrow, if Williams apologises and the judge accepts it. By then, Williams will have served 21 days.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus