Created: 10/25/2013 11:11 PM WHEC.com
By: Amanda Ciavarri
When you are summoned for jury duty, you know the drill. You receive a notice in the mail with a juror number, you dial a phone number and listen to a recorded message for more instructions.
People who dialed into the recorded message for a while tonight heard something they could not have been expecting.
We heard from some viewers about it and dialed in to hear it for ourselves. We have bleeped out the swear words but here's what we heard.
The message said, "If employed, advice your employer that you may be required to report within one hour of calling on monday afternoon, please be sure ahh [explictive removed]."
The message has since been recorded again. After being alerted to that message, we had a lot of questions after hearing it.
So I made some phone calls and also spoke with a potential juror who called us. To say she was in shock would be an understatement. The Commissioner of Jurors says he plans to look into exactly how this happened on Monday.
At this point, he and other officials we've talked to say it doesn't appear to be a prank, but just an unfortunate mistake.
News10NBC got a call tonight from the wife of one of our employees, Jennifer LaRose, who was at home with her kids when she called and heard that message.
She says, she was listening to the message for about two minutes, waiting to hear her number, when the tone of the message changed quickly.
The Commissioner of Jurors says they will look into how this mistake got through the cracks. The biggest message, if you are one of those people who called and heard the message with the swear words, please call back and listen to the correct message to see if you have to show up Monday.
As for the person who recorded the message, I'm told he won't be losing his job, a mistake is a mistake.