Yawn costs $1000

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  1. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&ncid=757&e=2&u=/nm/20050421/od_nm/odd_yawn_dc

    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.

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  3. Izzy Mae

    Izzy Mae New Member

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    that's one way to get out of jury duty :)
     
  4. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    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.
     
  5. vicktor

    vicktor New Member

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    I'm not sure whether thats funny or sad.
     

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