Did this German shepherd get called to jury duty?

Posted: April 17, 2014 - 9:32am


In this April 15, 2014 photo, Barrett Griner IV plays fetch with his five-year-old German shepherd, IV, in Bridgeton, N.J. Cumberland County summoned IV to jury duty. Her owner said he figured out the mistake as soon as the summons arrived at his Bridgeton home, according to KYW-TV in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/South Jersey Times, Cindy Hepner)

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime?

Cumberland County, N.J., has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is that IV is a 5-year-old German shepherd.

Her owner tells KYW-TV in Philadelphia he sorted out the confusion soon after the summons arrived at his Bridgeton home.

The dog's owner is Barrett Griner IV. He uses the Roman numeral for four in his name. He named his dog using the letters "I'' and "V."

The county's judiciary coordinator says the computer likely mistook the Roman numeral for Griner's first name and mailed the summons.

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