BRIDGETON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Nobody likes being hounded for jury duty, least of all a dog, but that’s exactly what happened in New Jersey.
IV Griner got a notice in the mail telling her to report to the Cumberland County courthouse for jury duty.
The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd.
The dog’s owner, Barrett Griner IV, said he figured out the mistake as soon as the summons arrived at his Bridgeton home.
He uses the Roman numeral for four in his name. He named his dog using the letters “I” and “V.”
“I had to laugh at it,” Griner said. “Nobody in my house is named ‘IV’ except the German Shepherd.”
The county’s judiciary coordinator said the computer likely misplaced the Roman numeral for Barrett’s last name and mailed the summons.
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