Columbus Short Sorry Judge, But Skipping Court for Barbados Was The Best!!

9/18/2014 6:30 AM PDT

In the mind of Columbus Short, blowing off a court date in his domestic violence case for a trip to Barbados is "the best thing" he's ever done -- though his bar might be set pretty low. 

As TMZ first reported, Short was arrested last month after he royally pissed off the judge in his domestic violence case by skipping a hearing to hang out in the Caribbean instead.

Stupid, right? Not to Columbus -- watch him justify the trip, and brazenly claim he STILL deserves a break in the case. 

Is there a word for chutzpah in Barbados?