A Guy Got Dismissed From Jury Duty by Showing Up in a Prisoner Costume
Here’s an interesting way to get out of Jury Duty, although it seems rather risky.
James Lowe from Barnet, Vermont had jury duty on Tuesday, and showed up in a prisoner Halloween costume. That included a black-and-white striped jumpsuit and matching beanie. So deputies quickly pulled him aside and told him to meet with the judge privately.
The judge told him he COULD’VE been found in contempt of court, and gotten a fine or jail time. Instead, the judge just dismissed him, because there was nothing in the rules that prohibited him from wearing the costume.
End result: Mission accomplished for James. He says he’s excited that he got out of jury duty because of his work and family obligations.
We have a picture of Jame’s costume, but now that this story is out, I’m not sure if you want to try and pull this off. There’s probably a judge out there looking to make an example out of someone.
Two weeks ago, someone noticed a little kid sitting in a car outside a Sam’s Club in in Richmond, Virginia with all the windows rolled up. And it was 87 degrees out, so they called the police.
The mom, 25-year-old Laquanda Newby, was inside shopping. The cops didn’t arrest her, but she agreed to turn herself in later for contributing to the abuse of a child.
So she showed up at the police station on Monday to deal with the citation . . . and left her kids in the car AGAIN. It was 91 degrees out, and this time there were TWO kids in the car with the windows rolled up, her six-year-old and her one-year-old BABY.
So Laquanda is now facing two more charges child abuse and a judge denied her bond. So as of Tuesday, she was still in jail.
The 10 Places in America With the Most Depressing Names
When you’re picking a name for your town, wouldn’t you go for something positive, or at least neutral? Here are 10 REAL American places with ridiculously depressing names . . .1. Point No Point, Washington; 2. Dismal, North Dakota. 3. Boring, Maryland. 4. Misery Bay, Michigan. 5. Cape Disappointment, Washington. 6. Little Hope, Texas. 7. Dead Horse Bay, New York. 8. Shades of Death Road, New Jersey. 9. Why, Arizona. 10. Embarrass, Minnesota.