story from the Fresno Bee:
A Fresno,[ California] juror who voted to convict a killer now finds herself on the other side of the law, accused of stealing a piece of evidence - a video game console. In November, Elizabeth Acuna was part of a panel that cleared Antonio Garcia of a murder charge in Fresno County Superior Court, but found him guilty of manslaughter in the 2007 shooting death of 16-year-old Steven Keffel in southwest Fresno.
Three months after the verdict, Acuna confessed to stealing a court exhibit - a Sony PSP game console, according to a court affidavit in support of a warrant to arrest her. She will be arraigned this month on a felony theft charge. Free on bail, Acuna declined to comment. But Keffel's mother, Karen Avery, had some choice words. 'This is totally ridiculous,' Avery said."
Can't say I ever encountered that scenario.
Although I can easily see how it could happen there is very lax security with jurors around exhibits. But what must you be thinking as a juror? This specific juror does gives a reason and you can read more about what she was thinking, but I find it fairly incoherent reason, nothing that really makes any sense. Strange.