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IV, a 5 year-old German Shepherd dog belonging to Barrett Griner IV, is seen in an undated photo in Bridgeton, New Jersey. REUTERS/Barrett Griner IV

Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey

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Call him juror K-9.

A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey's Cumberland County said on Wednesday.

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Barrett Griner IV, of Bridgeton, said he opened a jury summons on Friday addressed to "IV Griner," the name of his 5-year-old dog.

"It was just funny," he said. "I got mail for my dog."

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