Texas Woman Jailed For... You Call It, I-A-B...

Submitted by: Cajun247 6 years ago in Weird
http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/texas-woman-jessekah-few-jailed-for-overdue-library-books/19749685

Okay sometimes I DO love to bash my own state. Guess the crime, bonus points if you can guess the name!
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Male 266
As a library employee, I can tell you it doesn`t matter that there was a fire, nor does it matter who can attest to it. When she signed up for a library card she agreed to take full responsibility for all checked out items. If she cannot return the materials, she signed her name agreeing to pay for them. Individual circumstances don`t matter. Anyone can come up with any number of actual reasons not to pay for unreturned materials. Lady needs to pay up and the rest of America needs to shut up.
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Female 584
...Why?
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Female 399
I dratING LOVE TEXAS AND I CAN`T BELIEVE I-A-B IS TEXAS BASED. Another win for Texas.
Also, this story is a Texas win because it`s drating hilarious.
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Male 4
What the drat is wrong with this place? As a native Texan I apologise.
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Male 6,694
Really ?
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Male 177
Leave it to Texas to arrest the one person in the state who has actually been to a library and/or read a book...
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Male 1,360
USA!
or/and
TEXAS!
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Male 2,552
Jessakah. Beautiful name. Everyone at the christening thought he said it wrong, but the stoned-to-eternity-and-beyond priest pronounced it perfectly. Her parents must be so proud...
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Male 283
@Trojan
Huh? Are you saying that you are not surprised that (pick one)...
1) a person that looks like her is in jail?
2) Texans would likely jail someone with a that sort of look on his/her face?
3) she would not return books, because of how she looks?
4) she didn`t return the books because she looks like she couldn`t read and wanted to look literate by keeping the books so she could say to people calling her bluff that she does, in deed, have books that she borrowed from the library?

or (finally)...

Are you saying that, because of her looks, you now simply lack the general sensation of surprise about anything?

By the way...

TL;DR

JINKS! Ya`ll owe me a soda!
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Male 633
only in amer...!
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Male 124
SHE can READ?
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Male 586
WHAT THAT IS SOOO BS. Texas is lame.
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Male 511
Based on her looks alone, I`m not surprised.
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Male 792
Dude. It`s over due books.
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Male 759
read carefully now. She was jailed for not appearing for court. The reason she was supposed to be in court was for the $200+ in overdue library books. She wasn`t jailed for the books.

The article says she claims her house burned down with the books and she can prove it. So why didn`t she show up to court and prove it?
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Female 688
@pigsnout, they didn`t *actually* throw a book at her... have you never heard that expression?
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Male 2,424
I think she should have been stoned to death, but with books.
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Male 187
I love/hate my home state sometimes...
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Female 546
i love how the authorities threw a book at her! lmao
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Male 10,855
@Samsquanch

I may love bashing my own state but where the fu<k did you get such a ludicrous assertion?
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Female 149
wow, and before thanksgiving, the DAY before...
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Male 2,579
Don`t mess with Texas
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Female 11
What a wonderful way to spend tax dollars...
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Female 108
I believe her story...
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Male 256
WOW you stay classy Texas. sheesh
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Male 229
More proof that gettin` learned ain`t cool in Texas. BTW - I am from Texas.
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Male 2,049
LOL! Reminds me of that episode of Seinfeld where Jerry claims he returned an over due book.

Library Cop.
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Male 2,306
stupid slut renting books and not returning them. I hope they lock her up and throw away the key. you can`t have monsters like this on the streets, or raising kids.
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Male 886
I think this story is fake.

I mean...they SAY Texas police arrested her...but they didn`t even mention one person getting shot.

Sorry, but that story just sounds fake. Is this an Onion story?
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Male 2,402
Yeah I`m from Texas originally too. However this story has similar ones for a long time since the 60`s growing up. She makes an agreement to take responsibility for keeping the books and returning them in the same condition she borrowed them. No matter what she needed to buy the replacements.
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Male 8,302
Serve her right, why wasn`t she playing safe, socially acceptable video games like the rest of us instead of (gasp) reading?
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Male 37
i was way more interested in the video on the side of the article of the grannies singing Jay-Z`s 99 problems
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Female 4,086
obviously more of a menace than bin laden
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Male 34
I don`t know if she`s burning in hell, but i`m pretty sure they`re gonna fry her for it.
At least she`ll go to hell with a perm!
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Male 364
Thank goodness this menace to society is off the streets. I will be sleeping better tonight.

Let this be a lesson to us all...
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Male 293
Crap... I`m in a LOT of trouble, then...
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Female 675
... yet rapists and killers are walking the streets because jails are over crowded
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Male 10,440
She will burn in hell for this.
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Male 2,085
Don`t mess with library detective Bookman. Just ask Jerry Seinfeld.
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Female 355
zephyer: my local library will sell old books that used to be in their database for various reasons. It`s usually to make room for new titles. So your amazon book may be in good standing.
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Male 522
Texas authoraties cntinue to look for a G.W.Bush and Laura Bush about a nurder.....
I`m joking,Texas has no authority,
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Male 17,512
zephyer: I`ve bought many a book at my local libraries over the years, Most people don`t know this but libraries do sell their old books to make room for new ones.
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Male 404
I didn`t even read the title of this post, but upon clicking on the link, I thought to myself "She`s probably from Texas..."
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Male 96
That intro paragraph was awesome.
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Male 23
I bought a used book from Amazon listing. It arrived and it is a public lib book. I wonder if the lib sold it off or if it is stolen.
Tried contacting the lib listed but, no luck there.
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Male 25,417
Wow, bad luck!
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Male 1,540
"Authorities in Texas really threw the book at Jessekah Few"

lol.
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Male 2,690
A. Pay off books that aren`t yours that you`ve been notified about many times.
B. If you have foundations/companies/whatever that can attest to them being burned then use that the first time, doesn`t do you any good when you`re already in jail.
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Female 8,006
If I lose a book from the library I have to pay for it, I suspect she did too- but had forgotten all about them years ago.
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Male 1,021
Who checks out books anymore? Just google it!
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Male 1,162
Damn Baytown! I know that place.
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Male 4,680
That`s one rough looking 25 year old.
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Male 734
"The fact that the books she borrowed got burned down in a fire that she couldn`t control might be the difference."

OK, so let`s say she was renting a TV from one of those appliance rental places. Same thing applies. Either she or her home owners insurance should pay for the lost/damaged books, regardless of the reason.
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Male 1,057
First of all, she wasn`t thrown in jail for failing to return books. She was thrown in jail for contempt of court - failing to show up for her hearing. Same goes for failure to appear for any number of types of court cases.

Secondly, just because the books were (allegedly) burned/lost/stolen/etc doesn`t mean she`s not liable to the library (the public) for the replacement of the books.

She let it go without responding to the library and then the court, and these are the consequences.
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Male 2,388
I was thinking POLICE STATE!!! but then it was because she ducked court still though /facepalm
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Male 762
You have books in Texas?
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Male 456
"Well how is it different from going into a store and stealing a TV for 200 bucks"

The fact that the books she borrowed got burned down in a fire that she couldn`t control might be the difference.
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Male 244
... /facepalm
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Female 535
"Jessekah"? Really?
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Male 792
No, bestiality would be Arkansas, or Kentucky. Texas is known for it`s over-the-top laws. Jay-walking carries a 50 year prison sentence.

Thank George Dub.
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Female 354
Damn. I owe the library like 30 dollars worth of books but they haven`t done anything about it, it`s been years.

I`m glad I don`t live in Texas.
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Male 914
Rape?
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Male 590
i was going with bestiality :(
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Male 792
Lemme guess...she`s up for the death penalty?
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Male 374
Well how is it different from going into a store and stealing a TV for 200 bucks
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Male 10,855
Link: Texas Woman Jailed For... You Call It, I-A-B... [Rate Link] - Okay sometimes I DO love to bash my own state. Guess the crime, bonus points if you can guess the name!
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