SFist's coworker spent weeks in Oakland's jury pool waiting to find out if he would have to serve on a jury for five months. He couldn't talk about the case until he finally got rejected, but when he did, it was rich.
Seems Stuart Alexander, the "Sausage King" of Santos Linguisa in San Leandro, was being investigated by the Food Safety and Inspection Service for not cooking his famed linguisa sausage at the proper temperature. He claimed that the higher temperature required after the E. Coli outbreaks would ruin the taste of his sausage. After being shutdown, he continued to ship sausage out of state - making his crime a federal offense. But that's only where the mayhem begins.