Springfield, Ohio native, Ricky Hand literally had a trick up his sleeve for Clark County courtroom when he was a dished him a 40-year-sentence. Hand was being sentenced for his connection in a string of armed robberies — about 30 in total — that he attributed to past drug use. Upon receiving his sentence Hand pulled out a bottle of urine and feces and threw it at the members of the courtroom. As per WHIO:
Ricky Hand, 46, of Springfield, was being sentenced for a series of armed robberies Wednesday and hid bottles full of bodily fluids in his pants to smuggle them into the courtroom, said Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly. Hand should have been checked before being allowed before a judge, Kelly said.
“If we would have followed our procedures and policies this would not have happened,” Kelly said.
Hand pleaded guilty earlier this month to a string of armed robberies. Police said he robbed more than a dozen business, many with a weapon.
Hand plead guilty to the crimes hoping to receive a lesser sentence, and help for his drug problems. He ended up only facing charges for 7 of the 30 alleged robberies, but that was enough to get him 40 years in the big house.
The bottle contained Hand’s feces and urine, he told investigators. He had four bottles hidden when he went into court, Kelly said.
Hand told detectives he hid bottles of his own feces and urine in bottles his cell for weeks, then put them in his pants before he was taken to the courtroom.
The liquids hit his lawyer and four deputies during the attack, investigators said.
Investigation has commenced into how Hand was able to get the bottles into the courtroom, and he now faces new charges including harassment with bodily substance, obstructing official business, and retaliation.