Cops keep hunting down kids with overdue library books5/13/2012
Katelyn Jageman and Hailey Benoit (pictured with her mother above) should have a lot to talk about in juvie. Four months after police showed up at 5-year-old Hailey's home to collect her overdue library books, Pittsburgh-area cops have paid a visit to 4-year-old Jageman for her own stash. The Freeport Area Library Board's president, fed up with the repeatedly ignored phone calls and letters, called police to pay a "courtesy call" to the delinquent reader (the books have since been returned and the fine paid). If you're baffled by the high fine (running up an $81.60 library fine is like racking up a $20 Taco Bell bill -- it just doesn't happen), now you know how that measly 40 cents per day adds up over a 204-day period.
Was it necessary to send the cops to strong-arm this preschooler?