updated 5/19/2009 9:26:30 PM ET 2009-05-20T01:26:30

A man who left jury duty after lunch because he was "extremely bored" was headed back to the courthouse to be arraigned on a charge of contempt of court.

A police report said officers found the 25-year-old man near his home earlier this month and asked why he skipped out. He said he was bored, and "just couldn't take it" anymore.

Washington County Judge Gayle Nachtigal issued a warrant for his arrest.

Though she wouldn't discuss the specific case, the judge said the maximum penalty for missing jury duty is six months in jail. Penalties, however, are generally waived if the person agrees to perform their civic duty.

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