If you’re an 80-year-old woman who has to appear in court, you might as well have some fun while you are there. That was the attitude of Florida resident Dolores Sheinis, who cracked multiple one-liners to a judge in Broward County. Video of her impromptu comedy routine is now going viral.
Dolores Sheinis was in court on Thursday to face a bond hearing of for her charges of resisting arrest and violating an order of protection against her former husband. Judge John Hurley ordered Sheinis to wear an ankle monitor and warned her to stay away from her ex.
“I haven’t bothered him for 31 years, why would I bother him now?” Sheinis replied to the judge. “I swear to God and all that’s holy on a stack of bibles, I will never go near him, talk to him, call him or even look at him.”
The laughs only continued from there. When Hurley asked Dolores Sheinis if she ever thought about taking her comedy routine to the stage, Sheinis retorted, “If you pay me good money, sweetheart, I’ll be there. I’m really short of funds.”
And this wasn’t the first time Dolores Sheinis called Judge Hurley “sweetheart” during the courtroom banter. Hurley later told the 80-year-old that Sheinis had “a great wit,” leading Sheinis to respond, “I do sir. I mean, sweetheart that’s the only thing I have.”
Unsurprisingly, the whole courtroom cracked up during Dolores Sheinis’ one-liners. Even Judge Hurley couldn’t contain himself. At the end of the hearing, he admitted, “I’ve got to tell you, you’ve brightened my day, ma’am.”
“That’s what the last guy said, and then he sued me,” Sheinis replied.
But unfortunately for Dolores Sheinis, her courtroom comedy routine did not make the “sweetheart” judge any more lenient. The 80-year-old appeared in court again the following day, where her daughter Beth asked Hurley to put her in a mental health facility. The judge eventually complied.
“She’s very entertaining one moment and the next moment she’s threatening to, you know, take you down,” Beth said of her mother.
Watch the full video of 80-year-old Dolores Sheinis’ hilarious court appearance below.