Witherspoon felt optimistic about their case against Shakey Jake Morrison, the "alleged" felon.
His appearance was in marked contrast to the public defender who usually inherited the Shakey Jakes of the world.
At first he was disappointed, but the look on the faces of Shakey Jake and his dapper counsel indicated the deal was not to their liking.
SRI International worked on "Shakey" the robot from 1966-1972.
It looked clunkier than the well-known Lost in Space robot, but Shakey's introduction was a big step forward in robotics and eventually led to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI).