Pinal County Sheriff's Office Investigates A Juror Prank

By Stina Sieg
Published: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 5:34pm

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a prank interrupted grand jury proceedings. A fake, threatening note was left for a jury foreman by his coworkers.

The Casa Grande man found the handwritten note on his truck last week after a lunch break during court. It insinuated, in colorful language, that he had been followed home.

Detectives were able to trace the note to a restaurant in Florence. That is where they learned that two men had convinced a waitress to write it as a prank.

Sheriff Paul Babeu said the case will be submitted to the county attorney's office to be reviewed for possible criminal charges. Those charges could include influencing a juror and disorderly conduct.

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