It doesn’t get any better than this. Pure dumbf*ckery:
There was more than one criminal in this courtroom. The Bronx trial of an accused credit card thief was thrown into turmoil when a juror’s plastic was stolen and used for a shopping spree – allegedly by another juror!
Jennifer Mercado, 20, went from sitting in judgment to sitting in a cell after she brazenly waltzed in from lunch breaks loaded down with bags.
The prosecutor of the trial – which also involved a stolen credit card – helped nail her by reviewing the store’s security video.
Mercado doesn’t deny she used fellow juror John Postrk’s American Express card to buy more than $500 worth of loot, but she apparently didn’t learn much about reasonable doubt while doing her civic duty.
“The guy did give me permission to use his credit card,” she told the Daily News.
Asked why Postrk would do that, Mercado came up with an alibi worthy of “Law & Order.”
“He came on to me,” she said. “It’s a he-said, she-said situation. In court, they will find out he’s lying.”
Postrk, 49, who works for the Children’s Aid Society, said prosecutors asked him not to talk about the case.
He and Mercado were sitting on the trial of Warren Stewart, arrested in 2006 for burglary, grand larceny and possessing a stolen credit card. On March 8, Postrk’s American Express cards and MetroCard were swiped from his coat, court documents charge.
That day, and the next two days, his card was used at local stores during jurors’ lunch hour.
SMH. This chick is bold as hell for ganking dude’s credit card and then coming back with bags of stuff she bought with his dough. Double SMH.