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Prospective jurors get profane message
Rochester, N.Y. A Monroe County employee or employees could face consequences for a profane message left for residents who called in to a jury duty phone line Friday evening.
The recording appears to be an accident, but county officials said they are trying to figure out who posted the message and why. As soon as all the facts are fully explored, they will determine how to address the issue.
I dont like that word in any kind of shape or matter, said Pauline Goodwin, a prospective juror who heard the message. I really thought I had dialed the wrong number, that it was just a joke. Then I thought I didnt have to go at all.
After receiving jury summons, hundreds of people called the number to get further instructions. About two minutes into the message, an expletive played on the recording.
Much to my surprise, he said inappropriate words, Goodwin said.
Goodwin then double checked the number and called back while her husband listened in.
She had the right number and it was repeated again, Bob Goodwin said.
The couple listened to the message two or three times in disbelief.
He blurted out this phrase, then there was this pause and then he came back on and said, 'No, I'm still laughing about what I just said, then he went on with the instructions, Bob Goodwin said.
The message was corrected shortly after and the county apologized to anyone who may have been offended by the message.
I was shocked, Bob Goodwin said. Its a word weve heard before, obviously, but just to hear it from a county employee is crazy.