BALTIMORE (AP) - A man who tried to get out of jury duty by throwing a tantrum ended up with a jail sentence. And he still has to serve on a jury.
Raleigh Brent, 43, was sentenced Thursday to serve one day in jail, pay a $100 fine, and report again for jury duty in February.
The affluent insurance salesman asked Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Ferrall Friedman on Wednesday whether he could be excused because he wanted to attend a recital by his daughter and keep a business appointment.
After she refused, Brent stormed out and uttered ``Maybe'' when the judge asked if he would return Thursday.
``If looks could kill, I'd be dead,'' Friedman testified before Circuit Judge Edward Angeletti at a contempt of court hearing Thursday.