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Half Naked PA Judge Tries to Force His Way Into Hotel Room of Female Colleague


"wearing only a bed sheet when he was taken into custody..."


From The Daily Mail:

A judge was arrested after he was found naked wrapped in a bed sheet and trying to get into the hotel room of a female colleague.

District judge Douglas Gummo got drunk then hammered repeatedly on the door of the lady judge he had just met at a legal conference in Pennsylvania.

Police said the 42-year-old refused to take 'No' for an answer and when the frightened woman saw he was attempting to turn the doorknob of her bedroom door she called police.

Gummo was found to be naked under a white hotel bed sheet and was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

The bizarre incident took place as Gummo and other magisterial judges attended a legal conference at the Raddison Penn hotel in Harrisburg.

Gummo drank the alcohol on offer at the plush dinner until he was drunk. After the conference and dinner Gummo and the female judge, who has not been named, retired to their separate bedrooms.

According to a police arrest report Gummo banged on the judge’s door after midnight, but was refused entry.

He later returned and pestered the female judge to let him in.

According to a local Pennsylvania news report, the judge is now off the bench:

Court administrators in Huntingdon County told WJAC-TV that magistrates will be filling in for the district judge arrested late last week on a charge of public drunkenness and harassment.

Court documents obtained from Cumberland County show that 42-year-old Douglas Gummo was charged with public drunkenness, harassment and disorderly conduct following an incident at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel in East Pennsboro early Friday morning.

According to investigators, Gummo was wearing only a bed sheet when he was taken into custody for repeatedly banging on the hotel door of another judge at a judicial conference being held in the Harrisburg area last week.


Huntingdon County court administrators told WJAC-TV on Monday afternoon that Gummo had not been suspended, but that a court order was released stating that other district magistrates would preside over hearings on Gummo’s docket.

Officials said the Gummo’s office will remain open and that officers will still file charges through the district magistrate in Alexandria.

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