Judge to arson suspect: remove 'stop snitching' t-shirt in court

A man who pleaded guilty to arson charges and criminal possession of a weapon was ordered by a judge to remove his t-shirt while in court because of it's offensive language.

Larry Ahrens was sentenced to 15 years by a New York state judge but it wasn't the sentence that gets the headlines.

He wore a t-shirt that showed a stop sign and the word "snitching" on the front and "snitches get stitches" on the back when he showed up to court. The judge told him to remove the shirt and then sentenced him to 15 years behind bars.

Aherns was arrested in 2012 after an investigation revealed he recruited and paid three people to throw explosive devices at the home of the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. He pleaded guilty and will also have to pay $20,000 in restitution.

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