It's always nice to know Law Enforcement is doing its job. From catching drug dealers to murderers to little girls who don't return library books. Yeah, that last one is not a misprint. At least in Freeport, PA, you know that the cops are on the job and earning their pay. Four-year-old Katelyn Jageman’s books were due back to the Freeport Area Library on Oct. 19, 2011. Now, the date of this post is May 14, 2012. So, I imagine that is quite a hefty penalty to pay. The library did make several attempts to retrieve the books. So, library officials at their wits end turned the "case" over to the police. The police paid a courtesy visit to Katelyn to get the books back. No arrests were made. At least, the article did not mention any.
The mother did take the books back to the library and apologized. According to the article, the late fee was about $81.60 which Katelyn owed. Fortunately, the "case" is now closed. The mother could have avoided all this by returning the books in the first place. She should have apologized (and she did). But, turning over a problem of overdue books to the police? I don't know. It just seems the police in Freeport would have better things to do.