Have you returned that copy of the Ramona Quimby you took out of the library 20 years ago? If not, you better hope you never get pulled over!
Aaron Henson of Colorado decided to borrow House of Flying Daggers from his local Littleton library. He then moved and forgot that he even had the movie. Apparently, in Littleton, any library item valued over $30 that is not returned will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Which is funny considering you could get the DVD for about $10 now.
The Littleton library did attempt to get in touch with Henson. They sent warnings and two court summons. The problem? They sent them all to his old address. After Henson didn’t show up to the second court summons a warrant was issued for his arrest. Henson only learned of all this after being placed in cuffs during a traffic stop.
So a $30 DVD ended up costing this kid a $200 late fee, $200 to get his car out of impound, $60 in court fees, and an arrest on his record. Boy, I hope he liked that movie.