A woman in Anniston, Alabama has been charged with a felony after allegedly stealing 222 books totaling over $5,000 from the public library. What the hell? Apparently, she got around the quick-witted staff by wearing wigs and thwarting every security precaution available. I imagine she hummed the Mission Impossible theme as she ducked and dived around the shelving units, using only her wits to survive the twists and turns to safely leave with the Twilight series stashed under the false bottom of her travel bag.
I always wondered why folks stole from a library. This stuff is free people! In a world of digital piracy, identity theft, and plain old credit card fraud, simple shoplifting is kinda boring. Does the thrill that comes with taking from the library equal that of taking from the dollar store? Because that is the next step, first the free stuff, then the one dollar stuff, and next the world! I have no hope for this planet.