Boy, it's hard to get a good jury these days. Everyone wants out of jury duty - so what's a court to do? Why not call a cat to sit on a jury?
Here's what happened:
Boston resident Sal Esposito has been called to jury duty, but there's one thing standing in the way of his ability to serve: He's a cat.
Massachusetts couple Anna and Guy Esposito received a jury duty summons for their feline friend this month, who they had listed as a household resident on the 2010 Census.
"Sal is a member of the family so I listed him on the last Census form under pets but there has clearly been a mix-up," Anna told local TV station WHDH. "I read the whole thing and I said, 'Oh my God, how could he go, he's a cat?'"
"I was shocked," added Anna's husband Guy, though he said Sal - a fan of crime shows - "knows right and wrong."
Okay, so that's funny - but what follows is even better: the court rejected Anna's petition to excuse the cat from jury duty! Link (Photo: WHDH-TV)
Yeah, I was tempted to fill out the credit card application but didn't think they'd accept "Pro Bono Exterminator" as a valid occupation.
THERE'S NO HEADER FOR "PETS" ON THE CENSUS FORM
JURY POOLS ARE STATE-CONTROLLED AND HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CENSUS ANYWAY
THE ESPOSITOS ARE CLEARLY MORONS WHO AT SOME POINT LISTEN THEIR CAT AS A HUMAN BEING ON AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT
Please make this story go away. Thanks.