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Man Jailed For Ridiculous Reason While On Jury

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Did the judge go to far? Or did this guy really deserve this?

We know not to text and drive, but now we know not to text while you’re on jury duty!

The jury had been warned by Judge Dennis Graves not to use their cell phones. Not for any reason at all. But, Benjamin Kohler, 26, must have really thought the robbery case he was sitting on the panel for was too boring.

Or maybe the verdict was too good not to tell anyone?! Either way, Judge Graves tossed Kohler in jail for two days, citing contempt of court.

“In this case, Mr. Kohler failed to meet his obligations and failed to honor the direction of this court. My hope is that he will use his time in jail to reflect upon his behavior.”

“We’re all laughing … because it’s so Ben-ish. Ben is one of those kind of young people that doesn’t learn real fast; like, ‘Oh, that doesn’t apply to me,’” said one of Ben’s co-workers.

Sounds like a few other people I know.

Kohler, 2013

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