Courtesy Arrest Warrant
I consider myself a “dangerous mind” because I live smack in the middle of the ghetto of my city and do things like read arrest records and search public records indexes and get the “scoop” on people. Don’t worrry, I don’t do it unless I am asked to investigate someone or I just do random searches of family members names to see how many identical names are in trouble with the law. Crazy hobby, I know. It passes the time. Better than porn, right?
I stumbled upon a new data base this morning and something made me wonder.
What in the heck is a “courtesy arrest warrant?”
I should have looked at the charge and it would have made it all crystal clear. However, I was looking for something in particular and was not interested in the charge for a “courtesy arrest warrant” at the time. However, in a list of 7500+ records, I continued to see this over, and over again. I turned to one of my co workers and said:
WTHeck is a courtesy arrest warrant? Hrmm…..”Good morning citizen! As a one time courtesy, I am going to arrest you for your convenience, please hold.” 🙂 That made for a good laugh. After I said that, I noted that the charge was for larceny/failure to return books. AHHHH. It all makes sense now! LIBRARY BOOKS!!! Still, courtesy for what? Is it a reminder? (ya, ya, I know it IS a courtesy for the Library. They want their stuff back.) Is it something where you are “warned” but still fingerprinted, mugshotted, and let go to find and return or paid for said item? (Yes, I said mugshotted. Mugged was simply not appropriate.)
At any rate, that made me worry and I ended up searching for MY name as I have had a book that has not been returned because I am not done with it yet. Yes, I have done all the renewals I could on it and the library has even emailed me a bill for it. It was due I think in…..March. I just put it down and forgot to finish it. Soooooo. I guess I am reading today and returning the library book before I get my “courtesy” handed to me in the form of silver bracelets.
**shudders** Scary thought. However, ironically, to receive shinies over an epic dragon story. Go figure.
What do YOU think?