I giggled when I read the headline and then… THE PICTURE?! Tears. There are just some things you can’t make up! LOL  A man  has been kicked off a jury in a civil trial after he tried to Facebook friend one of the [attractive] defendants. Hit the jump for more details!!

Wendy L.


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article-2080598-0F4DADF700000578-629_224x377.jpgVioletta Milerman, the defendant


Jacob Jock sent a friend request to Violetta Milerman after jury questioning and being placed in the jury pool for a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a traffic accident in Florida. 

On his public Facebook page on December 12, Jock posted an update complaining about being called to jury duty, reports the The Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

He claims he made a mistake when he sent the friend request to the attractive defendant after using his smart phone to see whether he knew anyone involved in the trial – despite being warned by the judge not to use the internet to find out more on the trial. 

‘I accidentally friend requested her,’ Jock, who has his own business JJ Custom Screen Printing, told the Herald Tribune.

‘I didn’t think it was a big deal. I didn’t think I would get picked for the jury.”

But he was selected to serve on the jury, and Milerman told her attorney about the friend request the next day. 

Jock was dismissed on day two of the trial and immediately took to Facebook.

‘Score … I got dismissed!! apparently they frown upon sending a friend request to the defendant… haha,’ Jock wrote, according to the Herald Tribune report. 

Jock initially denied sending the friend request on the social networking site, according to attorneys in the case.

But then he said it must have been an accident. 

An attorney on the case, Damian Mallard, told the Herald Tribune that Jock was ‘very close to going to jail’ for his actions.

Senior Circuit Judge Nancy Donnellan slammed him for violating her instructions on not to discuss the case or use the Internet to find out information. 

Another juror was selected to take Jock’s place.

Jurors in Texas and Britain who were caught out doing the same thing in the past have received community service and in some cases prison sentences.