And You Thought ‘Library Cops’ Only Existed in Seinfeld Episodes?

In the “having solved all other crimes” file we find this:

A Charlton mom says her local library crossed the line when they sent police to collect her daughter’s overdue library books.

Her mom says the 5-year-old girl was so afraid that she burst into tears.

Charlton Police Sergeant Dan Dowd stopped by the home of Shannon Benoit to let her know that her daughter had two books several months overdue which needed to be returned or paid for.

“What’cha in for?”

“Murder. What about you, kid?”

“Stuart Little three weeks overdue.”

Here’s a dramatization of the Charlton library cop’s visit to the Benoit home:

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