Skip to comments.Police needed to get overdue library books back from 4-year-old
Posted on 05/11/2012 4:38:06 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
FREEPORT, Pa. - An Armstrong County library had to get police involved to get four overdue books returned from a 4-year-old girl.
Freeport Area Library Board President Donna Michael said the books had been out since Oct. 19, or 240 days and $81.60 in fines.
Michael said she had no choice but to get police involved after two phone calls, a postcard and three letters failed to get the books returned.
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Just send them a bill for the materials!
And librarians have the nerve to act so offended when people wonder why we pay them so much to do so little.
Frankly, this disgraceful wave wave of overdue books must stop.(Damn that George Bush. This is all his fault!) Mowing down a few family pets at the wrong house with M-16 fire should frighten the peasants into returning those books and CD's NOW.
That'll show all the other preschoolers embarking on a life of crime that they don't f**k with the Government.
I bought two Kindle Touch’s, one for myself and one for my son. Best part is I can delete any downloaded e-book on either from my PC or my Samsung galaxy smartphone.
Or return unauthorized purchases.
Naturally, her death will be an “isolated incident.”
This is getting ridiculous. We see police called with pepper spray and tasers for kids who act up in kindergarten and now this.
We really have become a police state.
Meanwhile, Jon Corzine is apparently getting away with making $1.6 billion disappear.
But we must track down those missing library books!!
how many billions just sort of vanished from the Stimulus??
But the library gets a SWAT team?
Don’t forget about shooting her dog also! Make sure she see her dog being shot!
Might as well shoot up her bedroom also!
What is the matter with her parents? A 4-year-old is not going to be able to trot on down to the library alone! Not to mention that using the jack-booted thugs against a 4-year-old is overkill.
Laugh now, but what if this little terrorist was armed with a sippy cup full of milk when they sent an ordinary officer, without backup? Hunh? THEN WHAT?
Then they might have had to take her down like Kelly Thomas, this time making sure there were no video cameras around, so they could claim that she was "resisting".
After all, ANYONE in the US can be a danger to the authoritays:
My thoughts too - the girl may have only been 3 when the books were checked out 240 days before. Does the library have a "feel good" policy where it issues cards to toddlers?
Fixed the idiotic headline. The 4 year old isn't old enough to accept a certified letter nor is he/she old enough to pay the fine or drive to the library. He/she is a minor. The police and the library went after the parents. Is it any wonder we can't get the real story on the faker in the WH when the msm can't print a silly overdue book story accurately.
My daughter has to have a library card of her own to use the kid computers at the library, so she has her own card. She checked out books (at 7) in her name. I thought I’d returned everything. We came back another week and I couldn’t check out books until her book was returned. They told me the fine I owed for it being late but not the title, because of her privacy rights. I said it was a violation of common sense to expect me to find a book without telling me the title.
We finally got a copy of the prior borrowing receipt at home and found the book on my son’s book shelf, but now all books are checked out on my card.
Exactly right, the parents are responsible for this. If they ignored all those letters then they should be billed the full cost, not just $81.
So far as making a court case, don’t the courts have enough to do already, on any given day there’s lots of urban thugs to process and let loose.
My daughter was arrested and spent several nights in jail in Texas for not paying her library fines. She still has the book too.
One can never start training youngsters too soon that the power of the government is absolute and is to be feared. Early training/beating/tasering goes a long way toward making a good and compliant proletariat!
I hope it was a good book at least.
I guess I read the story a little differently. It seems to me that when someone checks out library books (in this case, the mother, not a four-year old) and keeps them for 7 months, the items cease being overdue and become stolen. The police arrived to compel this irresponsible mom to return the property she had essentially stolen from the library. She should consider herself lucky.
If I walk out of Barnes and Noble with books that I stole for my toddler, the police wouldn't show up at my door asking me to return them. They'd show up at my door with handcuffs.
I wish our admin would get on board with stricter rules.
When someone takes off with a $1000 dollars worth of my tax payer DVDs, I want them back.
Right. now, if you don't bring your stuff back after a few weeks, we send a bill for the items, plus fees. The bought the things.
Oh oh! A four year old against the Freeport, PA Police Dept. Let’s see, she already has a higher IQ than the entire force, cuz she can actually read a book. The Freeport Police Dept still can’t locate downtown Freeport on the map, so I don’t think the’ll be able to locate this little criminal. Who knew Freeport had a library, unless you consider the magazine rack at the local market a library?
Any book you return, you’d better get a receipt complete with titles listed. These incompetent boobs will more than likely lose the books and have you “SWAT teamed”.
You should love your police state.
Not too long ago the library claimed I hadn’t returned a book. I had to find it on the shelf and show them the individual number to demonstrate that I had indeed returned it.
That's the key here. The cops didn't care about the library book. They both wanted to be the one to shoot the dog.
When they got the call, they both thought, "Dog!"
As officer Toody would say to Muldoon, "Ooh! Ooh!"