Psst! Got an overdue library book? Didn't think that they could do anything about it? Well, think again - Heidi Dalibor of Grafton, Wisconsin, just got arrested for failing to return books she checked out from a library:
Heidi Dalibor was arrested after she failed to return the books, "Angels and Demons" and "White Oleander", last year.
“I said, what could they possibly do? They can’t arrest me for this… I was wrong,” Dalibor said.
Dalibor did not respond to four notices from the library, two phone calls and two letters. The library forwarded the case to police, who issued a citation for Dalibor's failure to return the materials or pay the fine. The citation included a court date, which Dalibor admits she ignored.
With arrest warrant in hand, police showed up at Dalibor’s door and led her away in handcuffs.
And find out why she's still not returning the books: Link - Thanks Tiffany!
Although she's a little obstinate, I like her style.
...By 'woman' they do mean over 18 right? She looks a little young so I don't want to come across as one of 'those guys'.
I remember working in my high school library, students weren't allowed to pick up their exam results until they had returned or replaced the library books they'd borrowed. If only there was some way to get adults to be so responsible.
Now, if they're going to arrest people, they need to arrest the vandals that make notes all over brand new books and tear instruction pages out of magazines and how-to books.
She should have never been arrested.
I had a hefty fine that I did not pay for about six months, I received a letter that said my information was being passed on to a collection agency
She is being stupid announcing that she still has the books and is not going to return them. It depends on her library but she may just incur more fines. The smart thing to do would be to just let her keep them and cancel her library card... the fun thing to do would be to keep fining her until she returned the books :D Im sure there is something in the agreement you sign when you get your library card that deals with this
Obviously, they have an arrangement in that city/county where it becomes a police matter rather than a civil matter.
She looks pretty happy for someone who's being arrested. She IS a dumbass.
She essentially paid $170 for the two books (if she is, indeed, allowed to keep them). But if she'd gone to Amazon.com, she could have gotten them for $21.18 (in paperback).
She should have been arrested and she was. It's pretty standard procedure.
That said, is she single?
That would explain why it took forever for her to read the books.
This is only my personal view of this matter but she stolle books that are held in common for the use of everybody.
She was warned repeatedly fined and summoned to a court appearance.
Now the court appearancve was the last stage of a civil proceedings, after that it becomes theft from the county.
She had ample opportunity to return the books, and could prioabably have walked away from the fines by simply returning them, as no library has the wherewith all to endlessly persuer a $170 in fines and as there was no theft thwere would have been no arrest.
But she was fecklesss lazy arrogant and couldn't give a tuppeny f*ck about her theft.
So stuff her, she stole she got arrested through her own bone idle fecklessness, despite being given every possible opportunity to do the right thing.
And over and above all that she Stole your books.
And who in hades goes to jail for a dan brown book?
it really is that simple.
Order must be maintained and the unruly must be taught a lesson. She should spend a minimum of 1 year in a penitentiary.
that's what she was arrested for, non appearance at a court date, she got there by not paying county fines, she got them by not returning her books.
as soon as you are issued a fine and you fail to pay it, you go into the legal grinder and you have to be a "retread"* to not figure out that you'll eventually go to jail.
(* I can't use the word r.e.t.a.r.d. as it needs moderation.)