Denver Juror Who Lied to get out of Jury Duty Arrested After Bragging About it on Talk Radio
If you are going to lie to get out of jury duty, you shouldn’t call a radio show to brag about it. A Denver woman found this out the hard way. According to the Denver Post:
Her hair hung askew in curlers. Her shoes and reindeer socks mismatched. Heavy makeup was smeared on her face.
Denver District Court Judge Anne Mansfield — presiding over jury selection June 28 — quickly dismissed the woman, who explained in disjointed speech, “I broke out of domestic violence in the military. And I have a lot of repercussions. One is post-traumatic stress disorder.”
Now Juror No. 4361 — published author and Denver cosmetologist Susan Cole — faces felony charges after allegedly bragging months later on a radio program that she fabricated the elaborate ruse to duck jury duty.
Apparently the Judge was listening to the radio show and recognized the story. Busted. I know jury duty can be a pain, but just do it. There is no reason to lie about anything.