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Today's Most: Jury duty notice sent to a dog

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

TODAY'S MOST...Ridiculous call to jury duty: A county court sent a jury duty notice to a dog. The court in Cumberland County, NJ addressed a summons to IV Griner.

Barrett Griner is the dog's owner. He legally gave his female German shepherd the name Barrett Griner IV. 

The court says it's actually fairly common for the computerized system to make that type of mistake when there's something like IV after a person's name. A man who works for the county admits "this happens many times. As an example, if you had John Henry IV, sometimes the notice might just say Henry IV...I think that the computer probably randomly picks some things that are probably not as on point as they should be."

Griner says whenever he's received jury duty summons in the past, they've always had his proper name. He joked that maybe his dog would be a good candidate for certain kinds of cases, "She might be good for a cat burglar case or something like that...the whole thing was just really, really funny."

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