Last Sunday's story about Courtroom 13 cost the courtroom Bailiff Tom Fuchs' $40.
Smiling, Fuchs said this morning that he had to buy the donuts and bagels for the other Sheriff's deputies assigned to the courtroom because his photograph appeared in the newspaper story about Courtroom 13.
There is a long-standing rule among the deputies at the Hall of Justice: If they are photographed or video recorded by the news media and their pictures or images are shown on TV or printed in the newspaper, deputies have to buy the donuts.
Apparently, it can get expensive.
Star Photographer Juan Carlo did a great job with the help of multimedia producer Anthony Plascencia in putting together the Courtroom 13 video that ran with the story.
Judge Donald Coleman went out of his way to allow us to photograph and video record in his courtroom. Thus, we were able to put together a pretty good story package to allow the public a glimpse into one of Ventura County Superior Courts' busiest courtrooms.