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Jackson County, Miss., sent out summonses ordering “at least” 350 residents to be ready to report for jury duty. They were directed to call a toll-free number the night before to see if they had to report, but the number was printed wrong: it was actually for a sex-chat line. The local newspaper reported that the adult service was equal-opportunity: callers were directed to press 1 if they were male, or 2 if female. Circuit Court Clerk Randy Carney says he found out about the problem when the judge called him at home. He said an outside company prepared the documents, and noted he did not try calling the number. “Hopefully,” he added, “no one did that.” (RC/Belleview News-Democrat) ...Clearly, the reporter did.
Original Publication Date: 28 February 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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