Ohio Credit-Card Defendant Released on Bond After Reciting 23rd Psalm

A man arrested Wednesday in Cincinnati got a break from a judge after passing a Bible quiz.

Eric Hine allegedly used a stolen credit card to try to buy things at a drugstore, authorities said.

When he appeared in court Wednesday morning to face a charge of receiving stolen property, his attorney described Hine as a church-goer in hopes that the judge would set a low bond.

Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge John Burlew was skeptical and asked Hine to recite the 23rd Psalm.

Hine did: all six verses. Some in the courtroom applauded.

Burlew was satisfied and released Hine on a $10,000 appearance bond, meaning he'll have to pay that amount if he doesn't show up for his next court date.

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