Theft at the Library!!

Postby iluvk9 » January 24th, 2009, 10:59 am

And they put her in jail! Where she OBVIOUSLY BELONGED! 8)

Iowa Library Scofflaw Booked

Theft charge for woman who failed to return a $13.95 volume

JANUARY 23--Meet Shelly Koontz. The Iowa woman was arrested last night and jailed briefly for failing to return a library book. Koontz, 39, was busted after ignoring repeated requests from the Jesup Library to turn over "The Freedom Writers Diary," a $13.95 volume that chronicles a teacher's success at a California high school. Koontz, pictured in the below Buchanan County Sheriff's Office mug shot, spent about two hours in custody before posting $250 bail on the theft rap. According to Jesup Police Department reports, Koontz did not return the book when it was due last April. In a bid to retrieve the book, library officials subsequently called Koontz four times and wrote her three letters (a fourth missive, sent certified mail, was refused by Koontz). As a result, the library's director recently informed police that she wanted to press a misdemeanor simple theft charge. Koontz is the second book enthusiast to be arrested in recent months for failing to return library property. Last August, Heidi Dalibor, a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman, was arrested over two overdue books, including "White Oleander," a former Oprah Book Club selection. ... book1.html
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 24th, 2009, 11:31 am


That seems a smidge excessive...
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Postby demolitionic » January 24th, 2009, 12:41 pm

I have books from August 1994.

I'm gettin the chair. :squint:
Time to nut up or shut up.
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Postby iluvk9 » January 24th, 2009, 3:51 pm

demolitionic wrote:I have books from August 1994.

I'm gettin the chair. :squint:

I am reporting you!!!

Did you ever see the Seinfeld episode when the Libary Cop, Mr. Bookman, went after Jerry for the book he never returned?

BOOKMAN: Well, let me tell you something, funny boy. Y'know that little stamp,

the one that says "New York Public Library"? Well that may not mean

anything to you, but that means a lot to me. One whole hell of a lot.

Sure, go ahead, laugh if you want to. I've seen your type before:

Flashy, making the scene, flaunting convention. Yeah, I know what you're

thinking. What's this guy making such a big stink about old library

books? Well, let me give you a hint, junior. Maybe we can live without

libraries, people like you and me. Maybe. Sure, we're too old to change

the world, but what about that kid, sitting down, opening a book, right

now, in a branch at the local library and finding drawings of pee-pees

and wee-wees on the Cat in the Hat and the Five Chinese Brothers?

Doesn't HE deserve better? Look. If you think this is about overdue

fines and missing books, you'd better think again. This is about that

kid's right to read a book without getting his mind warped! Or: maybe

that turns you on, Seinfeld; maybe that's how y'get your kicks. You and

your good-time buddies. Well I got a flash for ya, joy-boy: Party time

is over. Y'got seven days, Seinfeld. That is one week!
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