Court Orders No-Show Juror to Hold Sign

'I failed to appear for jury duty,' it reads
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2012 1:49 PM CST
A judge ordered an errant juror to carry out an unusual punishment...   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A 22-year-old Indiana man skipped out on jury duty last month, and everyone who came to the courthouse this morning knows it: As punishment for leaving jury selection early on Dec. 5 without permission, the unnamed man was ordered by a judge to carry a sign reading "I failed to appear for jury duty" in front of the courthouse. He did so for about an hour this morning, and will be back next Monday. The Chicago Tribune has video. (Read more jury duty stories.)

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