HR Strange But True!
September 23, 2003

What workplace could be so calm and quiet as a library? And how about those librarians - always so staid and dignified.

Things got a little tumultuous, however, at the Crawfordsville District Public Library in Indiana, when two people took off with the contents of the library's cash drawer. Librarians Debbie Barry and Christina Crouch chased them outside and wrestled one, later identified as Anna M. Davis, to the ground. As they tried to subdue Davis, she bit both of them - Crouch in the chest, and Barry on the thumb.

"I wasn't thinking," Barry later told a local newspaper, the Journal Review. "So when I grabbed her it was kind of stupid. What I should have done was yanked her hair and sat on her, but I didn't think of it at the time."

Davis fled, but police found her and her accomplice - boyfriend Kevin T. Kamradt - as they tried to get into an apartment a short time later, the Journal Review reported.

Crouch and Barry were treated for their injuries and returned to work. "It's pretty funny now, but it hurts a little and it's swollen," Barry said of her thumb. Neither wound required sutures, but Barry indicated the women must have their blood tested for communicable diseases a few times.

Source: The Journal Review of Crawfordsville, Indiana

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