A few people got nervous or confused and instead of saying whether they had been a victim of a crime, they answered whether they had been convicted of a crime.
So many people had their cars broken into, and not one had had any resolution to it. Ditto to our burglary, or even the time the scary guy broke in while I was in a shower but left after I ran out the front door.
In a weird twist of fate, one of the folks called up also works in publishing, for Oregon State Press.
Just hearing the attorney's questions was enough to figure out the case. Some guy damaged some other guy's car, but he has a mental illness that made him think there was a good reason for doing it. The only witnesses were going to be the two guys. The prosecutor reminded that we could not be influenced by bias or prejudice or sympathy.
They only needed six folks (not sure why it wasn't more), so they dismissed most of us.
I await another call. Or lunch.