Sal the Cat--Jury Duty

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by TwoCatDoctors, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    [Unbelieveable, but below is a true story about Sal the cat. My cat Shelby said her position on possibly serving jury duty is she believes in harsh penalties for fake play mice and she doles out those penalties.]

    A Boston family is trying to figure out how their pet cat was summoned for jury duty.

    "I said, Sal, what's this? You know, I don't believe it-- I was shocked," said Guy Esposito, Sal's owner.

    Sal's owners, Guy and Anna Esposito, think they may know the source of the mix up: Sal really is a member of the family, so on the last Census form, Anna Esposito listed him under "pets".

    "I just wrote 'Sal Esposito', scratched out the 'dog,' and wrote, 'cat,'" said Anna.

    Anna filed for Sal's disqualification of service.

    However, the jury commissioner was unmoved and denied the request.

    Sal's service date at Suffolk Superior Court is set for March 23.

    Anna said that if the issue isn't cleared up by then, she will simply have to bring the cat to court.


  2. victoria

    victoria New Member

    If it wasn't too much trouble because she had to work or something...

    I'd alert the media and show up with the cat! (With vet papers to prove his ID, LOL)

    I'm waiting for when they want our pets to have photo IDs, personally...

  3. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    This story was funny, including the inability of the court to accept that Sal was a cat and get him out of jury duty.

    But dig deeper. We're told the census is used to add/subtract more representatives in government for our states and to add/subtract government funds for our states. But Sal the cat proved they are using the Census for other purposes, including gathering names for jury duty. So what else are they using it for that they are not telling us about? Interesting.
    [This Message was Edited on 01/11/2010]