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Richard Eugene Brown Arrested For Tossing Eggs At Courthouse Employees

05/14/2013 12:40 pm ET | Updated May 14, 2013
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An egg-throwing man who hatched a plan to disrupt a Florida courtroom may discover jail isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Richard Eugene Brown, 64, was arrested on April 18, after allegedly tossing eggs at a woman at the Ft. Pierce federal courthouse, police say.

The woman told authorities she had been cleaning the courthouse entrance when the suspect began egging her, NBC Miami reports.

She brought an officer to the spot where the incident took place and he noticed several smashed eggs on the ground, according to the police report.

Turns out, Brown was a familiar face to one of the courthouse marshals, who had seen him the previous day in the courthouse lobby. He had been ordered to leave the property after a dispute.

Instead, he came back, armed with his eggs, TCPalm.com reported.

Brown was charged with assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct.

No word on whether the judge will throw the book at Brown, but a similar "eggs-capade" in a suburban Chicago courtroom in August, 2010, netted the suspect 90 days in jail.

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