Man pays 60-year-old library fine to make a point
WCAX - Burlington,VT Reports on that guy who returned his book 60 years late. An upstate New York man has returned a children's book he checked out of a New England library 60 years ago and paid 440 dollars and 16 cents in late charges.
That's 430 dollars and 16 cents more than William Vassily had to pay, since the public library in Portland, Maine caps the fines for late children's books at ten dollars per item.
But the 69-year-old suburban Syracuse man says he paid the extra money in the hope that publicity from his act will motivate people to use libraries, which he calls "a door to the rest of the world."