April 14, 2014 4:27 pm -

Barrett Griner was surprised when his dog, IV, received a letter from the local New Jersey county office.

“I’m wondering like what is this? Something from the county office about her vaccinations or something? Like why is my dog getting mail?”

The notice, addressed from the Cumberland County Clerk of Courts, was a juror summons for someone with the first name IV and the last name Griner; the exact name Barrett Griner IV says he legally gave to his dog.

“She’s a female, so I named her IV without the Y as sort of a play on words. Somebody had to physically type in that name and they didn’t pay any bit of attention to it,” he said.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.