So, imagine you show up for an already-difficult family court hearing, get into an argument with an official and get arrested in front of your crying two-year-old.
Then imagine the arrest happened because you complained that a court marshal brought you into a side room, felt you up and asked you to lift up your shirt.
Several employees and managers of Clark County Family Court in Las Vegas are under investigation after the incident, which was all caught on video.
In it, court marshal Ron Fox inexplicably arrests mom Monica Contreras after she dared to complain to the judge that Fox had touched her inappropriately.
It started when Fox suddenly told Contreras, who was only in court for a routine divorce case, to go into a side room for an unexplained drug search.
When she came out of the room, she approached the judge who had been listening to her case, and told her that the marshal touched her inappropriately.
She says she had asked him for a female marshal to be present but he had ignored her ... as did the judge, who just played with Conteras' child.
Suddenly, the same marshal orders her arrested, and a second marshal approaches and tries to put cuffs on her. Contreras was obviously stunned:
"For what, sir? Why would I be arrested? Can you please tell me?" she pleaded.
Ron Fox then pipes up and says, "Because of false allegations made against a police officer" ... for which there is no such law. Minor details, right?
Amazingly, she was then told she could avoid jail, but only by recanting her story. Instead, she did the opposite, repeating what she claimed happened.
At this point she was arrested as her daughter cried, "Sir, don't take momma!"
Perhaps the most incredible part? The entire time, the judge, Patricia Donninger, seemed oblivious, not even speaking to the woman or the marshals.
The woman's story was later validated following an investigation and the marshal was fired. The judge, however, remains undisciplined for her behavior.