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Library Sends Police to Collect Overdue Books From 5-Year-Old

A little girl reportedly was scared to tears after a library ordered police officers to her home to collect overdue books. 

Shannon Benoit, the mother of 5-year-old Hailey answered the door to Charlton Police Sergeant Dan Dowd who was sent to let her know that her daughter had two books overdue which had to be either returned or paid for, CBSBoston.com reports. 

"I thought it was way overboard," Benoit told CBSBoston.com. Hailey allegedly even asked her mom if she was going to be arrested. 

Benoit wasn't the only one who thought the gesture was a bit over-the-top. "Nobody wanted to, on this end to get involved in it," Sgt. Dowd told CBSBoston.com. 

But once the orders were given, it had to be done. The books have since been returned.