Skip to comments.Texas man arrested for overdue library book
Posted on 11/02/2013 8:00:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono
COPPERAS COVE, Texas, - A Texas man was detained in a jail under an ordinance allowing for the arrest of people with overdue library books.
Police in Copperas Cove said Jory Enck was arrested Wednesday and jailed for a time before eventually being released for violating the ordinance that allows the arrest of people who do not return their library books after more than 90 days, KWTX, Waco, reported Friday.
Court documents accuse Enck of checking out a GED study guide in 2010 that was never returned. The documents said Enck did not respond to the library's attempts to contact him about the overdue item.
KWTX said the book was returned to the library shelves the day after the arrest.
Swat team should have taken this punk out.
What? No SWAT team? Bust down the door and shoot the dog. We’re talking about an overdue library book after all. Public safety and all that.
Copperas Cove Police Department
He turned in the book.
Seriously, if you are sitting in jail with mother-rapers and father-rapers, do you want to admit that you are in for failing to turn in an overdue book?
Did he pass his GED?
I’d want to get out of jail and go back to Alices Restaurant (where you can get anything you want).
Can’t wait for the Texas freepers to come here to tell us how much more free they are.
I wonder if the police had 27 8X10 color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to br used as evidence?????
We played that song constantly when I was in Vietnam!!!! We loved it...
That song will be in my head all day now.
Try a collection agency first but if that doesn’t work....this theft pure and simple. Libraries spend a tremendous amount of money replacing these materials that people either take without checking out or return. I know because I work at one. It is the stealing of public property no different than shoplifting store merchandise.
I don’t want a pickle. I just want to ride on my motor-cicle.
I do wish our folks would at least send folks out to collection agencies.
I think this is great!
We lose WAY too much tax payer material due to theft. I say put the police to work to recover that stuff.
One or two high profile arrests should encourage folks to bring the stuff back. At about $27 dollars a pop, GED books add up. (about $20 for the book, $7 for processing...then there are the late fees)
The library and city spent more money on trying to get the book back than what it cost.
Straight out of Seinfeld....the Library Cop Episode with Phillip Baker Hall as Lt. Bookman
Hell, yeah. And his dang dog, too!
Or Married With Children
You betcha. First it’s overdue library books; next thing he might try to defy a homeowners association and fly an American flag or something.
Nip it in the bud I say.
The exact same thing happened to my daughter back in 2008 when she lived in Copperas Cove. She did a week in jail to cover the fine and still never turned in the book.
She still has it too. Although I do not think a book about yoga is even worth picking up much less going to jail for.
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