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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003

    Yawn costs $1000


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boredom proved costly to a potential juror who let out a loud yawn in a Los Angeles courtroom and was promptly ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Veals found the man in contempt of court during an lengthy April 1 jury selection procedure when he waved his arms, yawned, and told the judge he was "really bored," court officials said on Wednesday.

    Veals imposed a $1,000 fine but slashed it to $100 when the man protested as he turned up to pay a few days later. The man, whose identity was not revealed, was not selected to serve on a jury.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    that's one way to get out of jury duty

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Dana Point,CA
    This was the hot topic around here locally last week. He also had to spend 2 hours alone in a jury conference room. Sort of like a holding cell! Poor schmuck.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Denver CO
    I'm not sure whether thats funny or sad.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.

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