- After reading the most ‘intentionally disrespectful’ jury form he’d ever seen, judge scolds couple
Trials & Litigation
After reading the most ‘intentionally disrespectful’ jury form he’d ever seen, judge scolds couple
Posted Feb 19, 2014 6:04 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Running late for work one day, Tina Keller asked her boyfriend to fill out a jury summons form. Bad idea.
Drayke Jacobs-Van-Tol responded to questions such as "How many children do you have" with smart-aleck answers, including "none survived the abortions" and "The NSA knows everything. Ask them."
That led to a contempt citation for the 25-year-old woman and a Lackawanna County, Pa., court appearance Tuesday in which both she and Jacobs-Van-Tol, 23, apologized, according to the Associated Press and the Times-Tribune.
Judge Vito Geroulo called the filled-out form the most "intentionally disrespectful" he'd ever seen and gave the couple a scolding in which he warned Keller that she could have been jailed. But then he dismissed the contempt case.
Keller completed another jury summons form—appropriately—before leaving the courthouse. The Times-Tribune provides a link to the earlier form with the original answers.