Judge Roy Ferguson of the 394th Judicial District of Texas in Brewster County used the occasion to deliver a timely tech tip for Zoom users on Tuesday: “If a child used your computer before you join a virtual hearing, check the Zoom video options to be sure filters are off.”

Despite a warning that “any capture of video or audio of this stream is prohibited, and may constitute contempt of court with a punishment of up to $500 fine and 180 days in the county jail,” the district court posted a YouTube clip of the comical occurrence.

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