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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Booking bookworms: Man arrested for overdue library book

By  | Daily Buzz, Nov. 4, 2013
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Sticking his nose behind books has landed a Texas man behind bars after he failed to return an overdue text for three years.
KWTX.com reported an ordinance in Copperas Cove, Texas allows authorities to issue arrest warrants for late library patrons, and police have just booked a bookworm. Jory Enck had checked out a study guide for the General Educational Development (GED) tests, about three years before police encountered him during an unrelated incident, according to ABC. They found a warrant for his arrest in the system because he had never returned the study guide, and bang, they threw the book at him — the law book, that is. Continue reading

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