Grand Theft............BOOK????  

freetime648 52F
7629 posts
11/10/2005 12:27 am

Last Read:
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Grand Theft............BOOK????

Here I was worrying about my daughter having two assault charges from when she was a juvenile. I thought for sure the judge was going to lock her up. But, guess what? It wasn't that! He dismissed those and fined her for......is everyone ready for this one????

NOT RETURNING A LIBRARY BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

Apparently, she was notified of court, but, because she had moved before it got to her she never knew about it. So, they also issued a failure to appear. The total fine is for 390.00!

FOR A LIBRARY BOOK!

The book was lost when she had gotten into a car accident with a friend. She called the library and explained this to them. But, being a TEXAS library, they must be confusing this book loss as something compared to horse rustlin', or car stealin'!

She is paying 390.00 (or I should say I am paying) for a......

LIBRARY BOOK!!!!!

OMFG! Can they be any more hard up for taxpayers money??????

Did I mention this was for a ....

LIBRARY BOOK!!!!!!!!??????



xx FREETIME648 xx


freetime648 52F

11/11/2005 3:36 pm

It was a book on Witchcraft...what was she gonna do cast a spell on the court system in Texas????? LOL


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AlbertPrince 57M

11/11/2005 12:43 am

I didn't know they could take you to court for not returning a library book. Boy am I glad my taxes are put to such good use


freetime648 52F

11/11/2005 12:19 am

DOM, you are absolutely right. THanks for the comment and she is on her way huh???? Thank goodness!


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freetime648 52F

11/11/2005 12:18 am

Stewby, is that about the craziest thing???? It should be gold lined and signed by the author for that price.....


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freetime648 52F

11/11/2005 12:17 am

BB3, I know it!!!! The judge was nice enough to dismiss the other warrants so I am glad that is all she got!


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freetime648 52F

11/11/2005 12:16 am

Thanks Carress...I appreciate it!


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rm_DOMdevCple 66M/55F

11/10/2005 9:31 pm

$390 for failing to return the book, plus failing to appear to a courtplus dismissal of two assult charges, = under $100 per charge.

= $390 for the ID card she needs so badly, and a chance to start again.

See it from the possitive side
She's on her way


Stewbydoo69 44M
19 posts
11/10/2005 1:25 pm

Free .. It must have been a very expensive Gold Leafed book. Where did they get it from? Harrods?

Hope your daughter's OK.


brightblonde3 58F

11/10/2005 12:59 pm

Adds new meaning to the phrase "throwing the book" at someone.

Ridiculous. The only real loss suffered was that of the book.

Hope everything's going to work out for your daughter.


caressmewell 53F

11/10/2005 8:24 am

I'm sorry but the fine should be only the cost of replacing the book. I'm glad to hear that the other charges were dismissed, I know that is a huge relief for you.


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