Bad Idea of the Day: Fake BiPolar to Avoid Jury Duty, Tell Story on Radio!

Jury of Your Peers – Do They Look Happy to Be There?

If I have learned one thing in life it is that if you want to keep a secret or keep something private, it is best to not go on a 50,000 watt, clear channel radio station heard in almost 40 states and share your little story. I am fairly certain that such an act would let the cat out of the bag, so to speak. I could be wrong here, but I don’t think so.


KOA, 850 AM in Denver, Colorado is one of the most famous radio stations in the country. They are legendary in broadcast circles. KOA has been broadcasting for over 80 years and is very popular throughout the state. I have spent many hours listening to KOA in any number of states in the USA. It goes everywhere!

Knowing what we know, it would be safe to assume that you were to do an interview on KOA, that there would be someone you know is listening at that very minute. As a matter of fact, you can take it to the bank. Just ask Susan Cole.

Jury Duty

Susan was talking on the air with long time KOA talk show host Dave Logan (a former Denver Broncos wide receiver) telling the tale of how she skipped out on jury duty. She told Logan that she faked mental illness in order to avoid serving on a jury.

Two things here: 1) Shirking your civic obligation to serve on jury duty, as big a pain in the ass as it can be, is not a good idea. 2) Faking an illness or lying to the Jury Duty Guys in order to avoid service is a felony. I’m just sayin’.

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4 responses to “Bad Idea of the Day: Fake BiPolar to Avoid Jury Duty, Tell Story on Radio!

  1. Oh, people. I am amazed that they actually think they will get away with whatever it is they have done. Especially after bragging about it! I served in a jury, only for a day thankfully, but it was so interesting and much tougher than I had imagined. The woman was so guilty but we could not find her guilty because the prosecution did a horrible job of proving it.


  2. Damn. I just got a jury questionnaire in the mail. I’ve been thinking of excuses for avoiding jury duty if called. This was my go to plan..


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