updated 9/8/2009 2:57:40 PM ET 2009-09-08T18:57:40

A Texas man got a 30-day jail sentence for contempt of court after criticizing a judge in the courthouse men's room.

State District Judge Jack Robison ordered 69-year-old Don Bandelman released after two days in jail after a state appeals court in Austin made inquiries into the matter.

Robison had granted temporary custody of Bandelman's 13-year-old granddaughter to his son's ex-wife on June 23. Records reviewed by the Austin American-Statesman show Bandelman followed Robison into the men's room at the Caldwell County Courthouse and berated him as "a fool." Robison ordered Bandelman's arrest.

Bandelman says he'll complain to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Robison hasn't returned a call from The Associated Press.

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