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Prison joker gets out of jury stint

A Vermont man has avoided jury duty by getting dismissed for wearing a prisoner costume.

James Lowe said he was released from jury duty when he showed up in court wearing a black-and-white-striped jumpsuit with a matching beanie.

Lowe arrived on time and joined other prospective jurors before the start of the selection process. He said the juror instructions do not restrict clothing, and he was happy to be released because of his work schedule and family obligations.