Vermont Man Gets Out of Jury Duty for Wearing a Prison Uniform
From U.S. World News comes a report about a unique way to avoid jury duty. A Vermont man showed up earlier this month wearing a prisoner uniform and was promptly released from jury duty.
James Lowe of Barnet Vermont, said he was told to go home after he walked into the courtroom wearing a black and white striped prison jumpsuit with a beanie on his head. Lowe showed up on time with the other prospective jurors.
The judge then met with Lowe and asked him to exit the courtroom while telling him he could have been held in contempt of court, which could have meant a fine or jail time.
Lowe said that he had researched the rules and regulations of jury duty and told the judge that he couldn't find any clothing restriction rules, but was thrilled to be excused because of his work schedule.
If you're summoned to jury duty and find you just don't have the time or the desire, here are some clothing options that just might get you excused, or it might get you a "contempt of court" citation.