Library Sends Police to Collect Overdue Books From5-Year-Old

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  1. quest7 macrumors member

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    A little girl reportedly was scared to tears after a library ordered police officers to her home to collect overdue books.

    Shannon Benoit, the mother of 5-year-old Hailey answered the door to Charlton Police Sergeant Dan Dowd who was sent to let her know that her daughter had two books overdue which had to be either returned or paid for, CBSBoston.com reports.

    "I thought it was way overboard," Benoit told CBSBoston.com. Hailey allegedly even asked her mom if she was going to be arrested.

    Benoit wasn't the only one who thought the gesture was a bit over-the-top. "Nobody wanted to, on this end to get involved in it," Sgt. Dowd told CBSBoston.com.

    But once the orders were given, it had to be done. The books have since been returned.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/03/library-sends-police-to-collect-overdue-books-from-5-year-old/

    Wonder what the cops IQ was? Lol.
     
  2. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe now that little 5 year old dick will learn to play by the rules. Next time they should taze her.
     
  3. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Why blame the cop and not the library?
     
  4. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    After sending in a SWAT team. ;)
     
  5. Tower-Union, Jan 3, 2012
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    Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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    Given that even the Sgt was saying he thinks it was overboard, and that the "orders came down" I'm thinking someone at the library had a little bit of pull/connections with someone high up in the PD.
     
  6. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Since when can 5 year old kids check out library books? Hello. Clearly the mother was the one who should have been tazed...
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The library should have sent their own enforcers to take the books back by force. Like Apple!
     

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