Judge Mathis might have to go in front of a judge himself because he allegedly lost it on a valet and spit on him … and TMZ’s learned the guy’s lawyered up.
Sources connected to the valet tell TMZ … the TV judge valet parked his Rolls Friday at Flood’s Bar and Grille in Detroit, but when he left the joint … things got hot quickly.
We’re told a valet had Mathis’ keys in his pocket and was out on a run to retrieve another car, and was gone 10-15 minutes. Our sources say when his client finally returned, JM chewed the guy out in a profanity-laced schooling … in front of coworkers and customers.
Mathis allegedly became even angrier when the valet explained he had to travel a long way to get the other car and apologized for accidentally taking his keys.
The parting shot … the valet told cops Mathis spit on him and then beat it.
The valet filed a police report alleging criminal assault. The cops are investigating.
We’re told there were multiple witnesses to the incident.
BTW — the judge has presided over some cases where spitting was an issue … and his take is pretty interesting.
We’ve reached out to Judge Mathis … no word back, so far.