Woman arrested for not returning library books

A woman was arrested for not returning two library books to the Grafton Library–White Oleander and Angels and Demons. I understand the library wanting their books back, but that sounds a little extreme to me.

The woman, Heidi Dalibor, ignored four library notices, two phone calls and two letters, and the Grafton Library then turned the case over to the police. Heidi Dalibor then ignored the court date–and when she did, the police arrested her. Heidi paid her $170 fine and was released, but STILL doesn’t intend to return the books because, she says, “they’re paid for.”

I started to lose a little sympathy, hearing that, but I still think arresting the woman for not returning two library books was overkill. What do you think?

You can watch the video here.

Thanks to Neatorama for the link.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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