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Boy, does Jacob Clark have a good excuse for getting out of jury duty: He's only 9.

But that didn't stop the Massachusetts court system from sending young Jacob a summons to serve on a jury in his local Orleans District Court. "I was like, 'What's a jury duty?'" the third-grader told the Cape Cod Times.

Jacob's grandmother helpfully explained that jury duty meant he could skip a day of school. But when she added that jury duty also meant he could face people accused of doing some very bad things, the boy's smile turned upside-down.

La. Residents Angered by Ferriday Drug Bust

Wouldn't you be ecstatic if the cops took down 30 drug dealers in your neighborhood? If they arrested known gang members who possessed half a kilo of cocaine, 20 lbs. of marijuana 8 oz. of crack and a number of firearms?

One would think elation would be the normal reaction, but it seems this is not always the case. Some residents in Ferriday, Louisiana are enraged that law enforcement carried out the above arrests. They say the Ferriday drug bust was just another way to knock them down.

Pygmy Goat Terrorizes Michigan Town

The small Michigan town of Ravenna is being terrorized by a pigmy goat, according to the Muskegon Chronicle. The horned critter escaped from a local livestock sale on Monday and has been wreaking havoc ever since.

The brazen runaway has turned to a life of crime, breaking a window at a local business. The "really tiny little pygmy goat with horns" was found at the scene of the crime, and has since been spotted running around the neighborhood.

Google Street View Shows Frenchman Urinating in Yard, So He Sues

Google Street View. It can cause you all sorts of problems and embarrassment.

The mapping site's latest victim is none other than an anonymous 50-year-old Frenchman caught going oui oui in his yard. The front one, that is. He's now filed a Google Street View lawsuit, demanding the Internet company remove his picture from the site.

He also wants to be paid at least $10,000 Euros ($13,200).