Mr. T Up for Jury Duty in Chicago – Goes Unselected
08/17/2014 AT 04:45 PM EDT
Sporting his defining Mohawk and wearing an FBI sweatshirt and hat, but no gold chain, the star of Rocky III and TV's The A-Team signed autographs and made his feelings about the process known.
"I pity the criminals today," he said as he explained he had been designated a potential juror for a trial scheduled for Friday.
The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights reports Tureaud, 62, said he never considered "playing hooky" after receiving the jury summons to the Rolling Meadows court.
Mr. T said he understood his duty and that it's not his style to shirk responsibilities.
Ultimately, he wasn't picked as a juror.