Published January 13, 2015
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.