News stories like this one are supposed to be funny, but they kind of piss me off. This woman knowingly kept two books from the library and did not return them. Then she subsequently ignored all correspondence regarding them, including a court summons.
As you can see from her picture and the way she talks to the reporter in the story, she thinks this is hilarious.
I don't think it is because she was stealing from her fellow taxpayers (those property taxes do go somewhere).
Oh, and she still isn't going to turn the books back in because she feels that she's paid for them with her $170 fine. So at least $30 of the fine will be to replace her books. What if she walked into Barnes & Noble and left with two books without paying? How does she think this is different?
I deal with this every day when customers want certain books that routinely get stolen (study guides, Zane, The Holy Bible, etc). So that's why it makes me so mad to read a "funny" news story like this.