How far would you go to avoid jury duty?
James Lowe of Barnet, Vermont, went so far as to show up to court for jury selection wearing a black-and-white striped prisoner costume with matching hat.
According to The Caledonian Record, Lowe pointed out that there's no mention of clothing restrictions in the juror instructions. Even though a lot of people in the courtroom was amused at his outfit, the judge wasn't one of them:
"He [the judge] said he'd needed to think about what he might do," Lowe said. According to Lowe, Judge Bent said he had never seen anyone do what Lowe did to get out of jury duty.
James Lowe said Judge Robert Bent told him to leave because of his outfit and said he could be found in contempt of court.
(Photo: Dana Gray/The Caledonian Record)