A MUM of five faces JAIL for returning a pair of library books two years late.
Melinda Saunders-Jones could be caged for 93 days after borrowing ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’ and ‘Night’ from a library in Michigan, US.
She was alerted to the charge when her boss called her to say there was a warrant out for her arrest.
She said: “I had to pull over because I started laughing. And he was like, ‘No, I’m serious.’”
She was charged with failure to return rental property, which carries a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Just days earlier she had returned the books to Charlotte Library expecting nothing more than late fees.
She added: “I really don’t think going to jail over those two books is OK.
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“I definitely didn’t wanna steal their property. It’s just ridiculous.
“There is no reason that this needs to be happening.
“They would have had a better chance of getting their money if they would have sent it to collections… because I would have known.”