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Published April 18, 2014, 09:01 AM

New Jersey German Shepherd receives jury duty summons (w/ video)

Bridgeton, NJ - A New Jersey man considers his German Shepherd a member of his family and maybe even a member of the community. But he wasn't prepared to send her off for jury duty when a summons arrived. But the jury pool in Cumberland County will have to do without this four-legged citizen.

By: Todd Quinones, CNN, CNN

Bridgeton, NJ - A New Jersey man considers his German Shepherd a member of his family and maybe even a member of the community. But he wasn't prepared to send her off for jury duty when a summons arrived. But the jury pool in Cumberland County will have to do without this four-legged citizen.

IV is certainly no fan of our camera and likely is even a less fan of jury duty - but at first glance of this jury summons it appears IV Griner is due in court. Her name on her vet record appears the same as on the summons. Her owner Barrett Griner received the summons on Friday.

Barrett Griner - IV's Owner: "No one in our house is IV other than the German Shepherd."

When Barrett first got the summons he pretty much figured it out right away. You see his full name is Barrett Griner IV. He uses the Roman numeral for four and so that's also why he named his dog IV as in using the letters I and V.

So, it turns out the Cumberland County judiciary coordinator indicates the computer generated jury summons likely misplaced the Roman numeral 4 for Barrett’s first name and then mailed it out.

Barrett Griner: "I had to laugh at it"

So while the 5-year-old German Shepherd won't be sitting in the jury box anytime soon, at least Barrett has a tail to tell and the records to sort of back it up

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