A teenager in Littleton, Colorado, was arrested and spent eight hours in jail for failing to return an overdue DVD to a local library.
Another “library criminal” says when he called his parents from jail, he had a hard time convincing his mother he was telling the truth. She told him there is no such thing as "book police."
ABC News reports that Littleton is by no means the only city that has taken to issuing summonses for missing library materials.
"Similar arrests and warrants have been reported in Washington state, Iowa and Texas," it states.