Yahoo! News - Okla. Judge's Career Ended by Allegations
Jurors and others in Judge Donald Thompson's courtroom kept hearing a strange whooshing noise, like a bicycle pump or maybe a blood pressure cuff. During one trial, Thompson seemed so distracted that some jurors thought he was playing a hand-held video game or tying fly-fishing lures behind the bench.One of the witnesses said often the judge wouldn't be interested in a trial, then gradually be a little more interested, then very interested, then really really interested, then suddenly he'd lose interest altogether. Ok, I made that up. And I stole the bit from Kevin Nealon.
The explanation, investigators say, is even stranger than some imagined: The judge had a habit of masturbating with a penis pump under his robe during trials.