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‘Ladies and German Shepherd of the jury…’

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BEYOND BERGEN: Taking a bite out of crime got taken to a new level when a South Jersey German Shepherd was summoned to jury duty.

Barrett Griner IV named his five-year-old pooch IV Griner.

“She’s a female, so I named her ‘IV’ without the ‘Y’ as sort of a play on words,” he told

Still, he found it “kinda strange” that he got a jury duty summons from the Cumberland County Clerk of Courts addressed to her.

Cumberland County Judiciary Coordinator Dennis Moffa told the station that county’s jury duty notices are computer-generated in District Court offices in Trenton, N.J., and frequently include errors with names.

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