Cops Probe Prank Obama Recording on NY Jury Duty Line

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011  |  Updated 10:47 AM EDT
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The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports the sometimes offensive recording was compiled in pieces from Obama reading his memoir, "Memories from My Father.''

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A prank message featuring President Barack Obama's voice on a call-in line for prospective jurors is under investigation in upstate New York. 

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports the sometimes offensive recording was compiled in pieces from Obama reading his memoir, "Memories from My Father.''

It replaced the usual recording telling callers if they should report for jury duty in Orange County.     

The sheriff's department is reviewing phone records, trying to determine who switched the message. It was apparently active from late on Friday, July 8, and through that weekend before officials found out and removed it.    

Authorities say the prankster could face a misdemeanor charge of aggravated harassment.     

They say the one-minute recording may have been taken from a website that allows users to make mashups of Obama recordings.

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