Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Right between The Boys of Winter and Crashing the Net.
Link to July 9 Wisconsin State Journal article, "McFarland extortion suspect one for the books".
A McFarland man was arrested after police said he stole a woman 's purse and camera, then mailed her a ransom note demanding she leave $300 in a certain library book if she wanted to see the items again...
The letter instructed her to put three $100 bills in page 100 of a book titled, "The Hockey Handbook, " at the McFarland library "by 7 p.m. Wednesday, " the next day, and "all your things will be returned to you by Thursday. " Helpfully, the note even included the Dewey decimal number for the book. (I was happy to oblige.)
"Library crime" posts at LibraryLawBlog. (Nothing as quirky as this story.)