German Sheperd called for jury duty

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Sarah Hofmann Contributor
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A New Jersey family’s dog recently received an interesting piece of mail. The Griner family’s German Shepherd, IV, was given a summons for jury duty.

Her owner Barrett told CBS Philly, “nobody in my house is named IV except the German Shepherd.” While it seems puzzling what good a dog could do on a jury, Barrett figured out that it was really him that needed to do his government mandated obligation.

Barrett’s full name is Barrett Griner IV, so what likely happened was the computer generated summons replaced Griner’s first name with his roman numeral. Barrett hasn’t said if he’ll still try and send the dog in his place.

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