When the temperature goes down, Bruce Alan Hodgson, 38, usually shows up at the Broward County Jail.
He was arrested again Tuesday for trespassing in the same Home Depot store, at 1151 W. Copans Road in Pompano Beach, where he was arrested a week earlier.
"[You] got yourself arrested again because allegedly you went into Home Depot again this time and told everyone you were going to beat them up with a baseball bat," Broward Judge John "Jay" Hurley said during Hodgson's latest court appearance on Wednesday.
It's Hodgson's fourth arrest since Jan. 30 and 29th in nearly eight years. More than half the arrests have been during winter months costing taxpayers $116 per day or a total of $5,558 according to Broward Sheriff's estimates.
At a court hearing for his previous arrest, Hodgson was ordered to stay in the Broward Outreach Center for 30-days. The judge even arranged to have a Broward Sheriff's deputy give Hodgson a ride from the jail to the shelter on March 8.
Hodgson checked in, and checked out. Four days later, Hodgson was back behind bars.
"I've gone out of my way to help you," Hurley said. "I know you wanted to come into jail because it was cold but we got you in the homeless shelter. It's warm in the homeless shelter and you walked out of there, so I don't get you."
The judge set bond at $500, wished Hodgson good luck and ordered him not to return to Home Depot. ___