Dog summoned for jury duty

A dog's been asked to report for jury duty.

Barrett Griner of New Jersey got a letter addressed to his five-year-old German Shepherd IV Griner and found a summons inside requesting the pet report for jury service at Cumberland County Court.

He told Reuters: "It was just funny. I got mail for my dog. I hope that the judge finds that kind of humorous.

"That's all I need is to have the local county and judge think I'm making a mockery of his courtroom."

Court officials have confessed that a computer glitch caused the mistake and claimed they do not expect the animal to attend court.

The local trial court administrator Mark Sprock said: "It probably picked up that IV, which is usually after his name, from one of the databases and put it into his first name slot in the jury system."

By Peter Towe

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