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Library Thieves

I think it’s fair to say most libraries don’t like making their patrons angry.  They are funded with tax dollars and see themselves as community resources.

This woman, Heidi Dalibor, from Grafton, Wisconsin, does make me angry.  She checked out two books and didn’t return them.  She ignored 4 notices from the library, 2 phone calls, and 2 letters.  So what should the library have done?

In this case they forwarded the case to the local Sheriff’s Office who issued a citation for failure to return the books that included a court date.

Did Ms. Dalibor show up for court?  Nope.  She truly thought she was above the law so she ignored every notice she ever received.  She didn’t think they could arrest her so why waste precious time with such trivialities?  Um, notice the big smile on her face?

She was wrong, and the sheriff did arrest her, although they took heat for doing so.

But the kicker is that she still won’t return the books because she believes she’s already paid for them!  I’m sorry, but this is exactly what’s wrong with this country today.

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August 26, 2008 - Posted by | Books, Libraries | , ,

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