From the AP:
"Alexander T. Harvey has a choice to make before the end of next month: apologize for skipping out on jury duty or serve 30 days behind bars.
During questioning last week in court in Fremont, Neb., by attorneys to determine the jury makeup for a three-day civil trial, Harvey asked to be excused to go to the restroom. When told he would have to wait, Harvey got up and left the courtroom — never to return.
"The court was not amused," Harvey said.
A few days later, Harvey was subpoenaed back to the court, where Judge John Samson told him he had until May 21 to write an apology letter or turn himself in.
"They take fulfilling your complete jury duty very seriously," said Harvey, 51. "It was my mistake and I shouldn’t have done that, and I’m going to write the apology."
Harvey gave a number of reasons why he didn’t think he was going to make the jury: He said he knew the plaintiff in the case and said he didn’t like the way an attorney was questioning him.
But he said he’s learned his lesson.
"It’s not certainly a landmark case but it was an education," he said. "