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Friday, August 22, 2008

Handcuffed for overdue library books

One of our family members might be interested in this story.

A US woman has been arrested and handcuffed for failing to pay fines for two overdue library books.

Heidi Dalibor, of Grafton, Wisconsin, is the first to admit that she ignored calls and letters from her local library.

She also admits that she ignored a notice to appear in municipal court or pay the fine, reports the News Graphic.

But the last thing she expected was a knock on her door by Grafton police.

"They showed me a warrant they had for my arrest," said Miss Dalibor, 20. "They said they had to cuff me and I said, 'Are you serious?'"

She said all she could think about was that her neighbours would not know why she was being led away from her home in handcuffs.

Once at the police station, she was fingerprinted and photographed, and the marks and scars on her body recorded.