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Drunk, Naked Judge, Wrapped in Bed Sheet, Arrested in Hotel

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By Adam Ramirez on April 07, 2011 6:47 AM

Judges often look quite serious, wearing dark robes and wielding justice. But they don't always dispense justice. Sometimes the roles are reversed.

Like when a drunken Pennsylvania judge, sans robe and gavel, was found naked and wrapped in a bed sheet in a Cumberland County hotel.

Douglas Gummo, a magistrate judge in Huntingdon County, has charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, WJAC-TV reports.

Police said they were called to the Radisson Penn Harris hotel in Camp Hill on April 1 after getting a call from another judge. Gummo had met the other judge at a conference at the Radisson and he was trying to get into her room, investigators said, WGAL-TV reports.

Gummo made quite a scene outside his fellow judge's hotel room. He really wanted to get in there. She really did not want him to come in.

Gummo was wearing only a bed sheet when he was taken into custody for repeatedly banging on the hotel door, police said.

Officers wrote in the citation that Gummo admitted to drinking 10 cans of beer and that the victim was "shaken" by the incident and required a police escort back to her room, WJAC-TV reports.

"She refused him admission to her room previously in the evening," a police news release states, em>The Patriot-News reports. "Gummo returned a short period later and beat on her door for approximately 10 minutes and attempted to turn the doorknob. He left and returned on two other occasions beating on the door attempting to gain access."

Huntingdon County court administrators told WJAC-TV on Monday afternoon that Gummo had not been suspended, but that a court order was released stating that other district magistrates would preside over hearings on Gummo's docket.

Gummo was charged in Cumberland County court with harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

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