US Appeals Court: 'Don't Let A Pistol-Packing Mother Catch You Naked'

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A federal judge has delivered perhaps the best line ever in a case against a mother who allegedly threatened a young man she found “coupling” with her daughter.A judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit even broke out a Jim Croce quote in an opinion Friday finding the suit against the female corrections officer ultimately didn’t belong in federal court (opinion courtesy of Above the Law).

“In one of his ballads, Jim Croce warned that there are four things that you just don’t do: You don’t tug on Superman’s cape/You don’t spit into the wind/You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger/And you don’t mess around with Jim,'” the judge wrote.

“He could have added a fifth warning to that list: And you don’t let a pistol-packing mother catch you naked in her daughter’s closet,” the judge added.

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