Juror Gets 3 Days in Jail For Friending Defendant on Facebook
Let’s face it, we all hate getting called to jury duty. We all have heard all the creative ways to get out of it. A 29-year-old Florida resident Jacob Jock took it a bit too far when he decided to send a Facebook friend request to the defendant hoping this would lead to a dismissal.
The good news for Jacob – he was dismissed from the jury. The bad news is he got three days in jail after being found to be in criminal contempt of court. In retrospect, it was probably a bad idea to post the following on Facebook after getting out of jury duty,
“Score … I got dismissed!! apparently they frown upon sending a friend request to the defendant … haha.”
While serving his three-day sentence, we pray that Jacob doesn’t get ‘Poked’ by any new friends he meets in the system.