I have to share this.

United States
April 2, 2008 1:08am CST
I had to goto court over some charges, to which I am pleading not guilty to, while I am sitting there they call this one guy up. He was charged with contempt of court for not doing his one day Community service. His excuse for this? My dog ate my paper work and I thought I had 30 days before I started CS. The judge looked astonished, and the court room had a lot of muffled snickers when he said his dog ate his paper work. The thing is the judge believed him, he said it was to silly not to believe (He was given and extra day of CS). I am sorry I had to share this... I just wish my teachers would of believed me the one time I used it, the sad thing is it was true...
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4 responses
• United States
2 Apr 08
I've heard that "dog ate..." line umpteen times over the years and I've never believed it. Dogs have better taste. If someone said "My goat ate my (whatever)" I might believe it since goats have a reputation for eating anything. Did the judge believe the dude or was he just feeling mellow?
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• United States
2 Apr 08
The judge said he believed him, because he knows how pups chew on things. I tell you the truth, in 5th grade my two month old German Shepard pup, actually chewed up my folder and homework for math class, that is the honest truth, unfortunately the teacher did not believe me, and probably would not believe me if I told her the same thing today.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
You're right and I can see the truth now. Puppies do chew on everything whether tasty or not. My apologies for sounding so jaded.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
If I would have heard it as many times I you probably have in your career, I would probably have my reservations about believing it also. So no worries, we all have those things that at first we just simply do not believe until we think about it more... lol
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• United States
2 Apr 08
rotflmao too funny! I can not imagine going in front of a judge and giving something like that as an excuse.... But it worked amazing. He is either telling the truth or one lucky SOB! LMAO
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• United States
2 Apr 08
When my dogs were younger they would chew on everything, I had to make sure that I had Paper, shoes, pants, and so forth put up, or there would be a mess when I got up in the morning.
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@Ashbiz (148)
• Mauritius
2 Apr 08
I think that this type of judge can believe in anything. Offenders must be eager to be judged by him.
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@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Apr 08
that is really sort of funny and it never seems to work for the kids. I think i once told my teacher that my little sister had torn mine up and she did not believe me but let me do it over and I had told her the truth my sister was nine years younger than me and was retarded too so it was just something she sometimes did. i hope that your own case went the way you wanted it to go. cheers.
• United States
4 Apr 08
We won't know until June 28.