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Colorado Library Has Teen Arrested For Failing To Return A DVD

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A 19-year-old from Littleton, Colorado has been arrested for failing to promptly return a DVD to the local public library.

Henson says the $30 DVD was accidentally packed and taken when the family moved. After an overdue notice and bill were not returned, the city sent Henson two court summons, which he did not receive because they were mailed to the family's former address. After Henson failed to respond to the second summons, authorities issued an arrest warrant.

At a traffic stop on Interstate 70, Henson was arrested by a state trooper for a failure to respond to the court summons.

The city's policy is to pursue items worth more than $30. The DVD, "House of Flying Daggers," is valued by the city to be worth $31.45, though it ultimately cost the Henson family much more.

KMGH in Denver reports that the Littleton city attorney has discussed the issue with the family and agreed to reimburse them for all court and arrest related costs. Aaron's permanent record will also be cleared of the arrest.

And the DVD? It has been returned--just a little late.