DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says he had to get involved when nearly three-fourths of people summoned for jury duty in his county failed to show up for court.
WMAZ-TV reports courts in Laurens County faced a small crisis last week when only 60 people showed up for jury duty out of 200 who were mailed subpoenas. Sheriff Larry Dean had deputies make calls to the no-shows Tuesday. He also used the department’s Facebook page to warn that a judge could have any absent prospective jurors arrested.
Dean says enough people were coaxed into court late to make up four juries. He says many of them explained their absences by saying they were busy.
The sheriff says none of the people who failed to answer a jury summons were arrested.
ROMULUS (WWJ) – A traveler caused quite a stir at Detroit Metro Airport when he stripped naked and tried to pass through security at the McNamara Terminal.
Airport officials say the man walked up to a checkpoint around 6:30 a.m. Friday, removed all of his clothing, disconnected a stanchion and approached a metal detector. TSA agents did not allow him to pass through the checkpoint.
“The Wayne County Airport Authority’s police and fire departments responded and determined the man did not pose a security threat,” Erica Donerson, a spokesperson for the Wayne County Airport Authority.
Donerson said the man was transported to an area hospital.
No injuries were reported, but several people witnessed the incident.
A Village of Oak Meadows man on a lawn mower was arrested on a drunk driving charge after he was spotted leaving the liquor store at Winn-Dixie.
Richard Rose, 62, who lives at 705 Harper Place in the golf cart accessible community located behind Rolling Acres Plaza, at 9 p.m. Thursday was spotted walking out of the Winn-Dixie at La Plaza Grande drinking from a small bottle and then throwing the bottle away, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department.
He got on a lawn mower and drove to the intersection of Avenida Central and Rio Grande Avenue, where he was pulled over by police. The odor of alcohol was detected, he was swaying and leaned on the mower to maintain his balance. Rose told the officer he was “just on his way home from cutting grass,” the report said. He said he bought a small bottle of vodka and showed the officer an unopened bottle. The officer confronted Rose with the fact he had been seen drinking from a bottle when he left the Winn-Dixie liquor store. Rose admitted he had “one quick drink” and a Bud Light earlier.