BALTIMORE (AP) — Jury duty has become a spectator sport with some celebrity appearances in Baltimore.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps reported to the jury pool Tuesday at Baltimore Circuit Court, along with celebrity chef Duff Goldman.READ MORE: Maryland Dept. Of Health Website Operational After Cyberattack
Sheriff’s Capt. Sam Cogen tells The Baltimore Sun that Phelps drew such a buzz that courthouse employees and other prospective jurors began crowding in to take his picture. He says sheriff’s officers had to intervene and make an announcement about courthouse conduct.READ MORE: Pending Regulatory Approval, Sportsbook At Horseshoe Casino Could Open Friday
Courthouse policy does not allow photographs to be taken.
Cogen says Phelps was moved to a “quiet room” for privacy.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Killing Evelyn Player Was Working In Her Church, Attorney Says; Will Plead Not Criminally Responsible
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