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Usually when people keep a library book too long, they may get a fine, but a U.S. mom is saying her local library went too far when trying to collect.
Shannon Benoit was at home with her daughter when a police officer stopped by to let her know her five-year-old daughter's books were several months overdue and they needed to be returned or paid for.
"Nobody wanted to, on this end get involved in it, but the library contacted us," said Sergeant Dan Dowd to CBS Boston. "Apparently I was one of the low men on the totem pole."
The police could do this because it is a misdemeanor in Massachusetts and the police thought a friendly reminder was better than a court summons.
Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by CALGARIAN
I feel that this is really too much! I am thinking... can't the library have representatives from the library that do home visits.
Originally posted by buster2010
You can't take it easy on these hardcore criminals. First it's library books and before you know it she's selling crack during recess while in the first grade. The cop isn't suited for this job though seeing how he didn't tase her while he was there.
Originally posted by Whipfather
He stopped by to let her know they were several months overdue.
No force, no violence, no threats.