New Jersey Man's German Shepherd Summoned For Jury Duty

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A New Jersey dog was called for jury duty in Cumberland County.

Barrett Griner said the summons in the mail from the Cumberland County Clerk of Courts was addressed to his 5-year-old German shepherd, IV.

"I got the mail and I look at it, and I’m like IV Griner, this is my dog’s name," Griner told NBC Philadelphia. "I’m wondering like, What is this? Something from the county office about her vaccinations or something? Like, why is my dog getting mail?"

"She’s a female, so I named her 'IV' without the 'Y' as sort of a play on words," he explained. "Somebody had to physically type in that name and they didn’t pay any bit of attention to it."

"She might be good for a cat burglar case or something like that," he joked. "The whole thing was just really, really funny."

The jury duty notices are in fact computer generated, so errors are actually common, UPI reported.

"This happens many times. As an example, if you had John Henry IV, sometimes the notice might just say Henry IV," said county judiciary coordinator Dennis Moffa. "I think that the computer probably randomly picks some things that are probably not as on point as they should be."

Sources: UPI, CBS Philly