Don’t mess with the librarians in Grafton, Wisconsin.
A Grafton woman discovered that the hard way when she was arrested and booked for failing to pay her library fines. Heidi Dalibor, 20, had ignored the library’s calls and letters, as well as a notice to appear in court.
She was surprised when officers with a warrant knocked on her door, cuffed her, and took her to the police station to be fingerprinted and photographed. Police Capt. Joe Gabrish said officers follow the same procedure with every warrant.
According to an Aug. 21, 2008, AP story, library director John Hanson said a couple of dozen people are cited each year for failure to return materials or pay fines. The incident cost Dalibor about $30 for the overdue paperbacks White Oleander and Angels and Demons. Her mother paid more than $170 to get her out of custody.
Let this be a lesson, we should pay all our bills.