In a complete waste of police and court resources, a Wisconsin woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant for not paying $30 in overdue library fees. The Defendant, Heidi Dalibor, 20, admits that she ignored phone calls from the library, notices in the mail and a notice to appear in court. The police knocked on her door with an arrest warrant in hand, handcuffed her and took her to the police station for fingerprints and photographs. The police officials state that they treated her the same way they treat everyone arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant and the library officials state that about two dozen people a year are cited for failing to pay their library fines.
This incident cost Heidi Dalibor $30 for the overdue fees and her mother $172 to get her out of jail. The cost to the county government is unknown but was probably much more than the overdue fees owed.
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