What's a judge in Lima, Ohio to do when he can't find enough prospective jurors to try a child's rape case? How about sending sheriff's deputies into the local Wal-Mart and serve jury summonses to unsuspecting shoppers.
Such was the case as three sheriff's deputies quizzed shoppers exiting the local Wal-Mart. Asking the shoppers whether they were residents and registered voters of Lima, if they answered both questions 'Yes', they were issued on-the spot summonses.
Despite the unusual circumstances, eight women and four men were seated as jurors for the trial of Terry Hupp, 51, charged with several counts of gross sexual imposition and rape.