Twenty-one year-old Victoria Rogers says she wishes she could change the past.
The Texas mother has been a fugitive since January - wanted by authorities in Killeen, Texas.
"I apologized and said I didn't mean to," said Rogers.
During an ugly divorce, Rogers and her 5-month old son left Killeen and headed south to San Antonio - leaving behind a rocky relationship and a library book.
With so much else on her mind, Rogers says she forgot about the book. She says her ex-husband never told her about the notices in the mail.
She says she has offered to pay for the book, but the city of Killeen says it’s too late.
An arrest warrant has been issued.
The article does say that Rogers can show up to court and pay a steep fine, so I guess she really wouldn't go to jail. But the fine is $340, which is pretty stiff for an unreturned book. I can see charging replacement cost, or double that, but that fine seems like a lot.
Has anyone faced fines from the San Antonio Public Library system? I'm curious as to what they might charge for an outstanding book.
UPDATE: Ah, here it is. The San Antonio Library has a maximum $10 fine for overdue books and a charge for the list price for lost items . Nothing about arrest warrants.