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Juror Arrested After Complaining, Gesture


— June 18, 2004

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. June 18, 2004 � Warning from the Sheriff’s Department: Don’t show up for jury duty with a bad attitude. Ross Selkirk’s alleged behavior got him arrested and he had to [post] $5,000 bail to get out of jail.

After making it through two days of jury selection in a criminal case, Selkirk was picked Wednesday to sit on the panel.

Selkirk complained loudly and before taking his seat he banged his arm on the wooden railing of the jury box, court officials said. He then made an obscene gesture to a man in the courtroom, the Sheriff’s Department alleged.

After a bailiff told him several times to behave, Selkirk was arrested and booked for investigation of criminal contempt, sheriff’s spokesman Sean Donahue said.

Details here from the AP via ABCNews.com.


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. June 18, 2004 � Warning from the Sheriff’s Department: Don’t show up for jury duty with a bad attitude. Ross Selkirk’s alleged behavior got him arrested and he had to [post] $5,000 bail to get out of jail.

After making it through two days of jury selection in a criminal case, Selkirk was picked Wednesday to sit on the panel.

Selkirk complained loudly and before taking his seat he banged his arm on the wooden railing of the jury box, court officials said. He then made an obscene gesture to a man in the courtroom, the Sheriff’s Department alleged.

After a bailiff told him several times to behave, Selkirk was arrested and booked for investigation of criminal contempt, sheriff’s spokesman Sean Donahue said.

Details here from the AP via ABCNews.com.

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