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Drug Defendant Unprepared for Freedom, in Tank Top and Pajamas

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(CBS/AP) Let me back in!

A drug defendant in Shelby County, Tennessee wasn't quite ready for his close up when he got out of jail Tuesday.

Thorn Peters shouted at the judge, saying he was being sent out into the snow in a tank top and pajama bottoms.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper reports Peters was released on his own recognizance after prosecutors dropped felony drug charges, acknowledging they couldn't prove them.

Judge Bobby Carter reminded Peters he'd been in jail for 19 months and said he wouldn't be held any longer on just a misdemeanor marijuana charge.

Peters continued to berate the judge, asking if he was in contempt of court yet.

Carter said no.

Peters said the judge should prepare to declare him in contempt, and promised he'd be back.

Don't forget your PJ's.