CLEVELAND - An Ohio library says a 1968 copy of Life magazine with the Beatles on the cover has been returned by a borrower who apologized for stealing it as a "kid" and sent $100 to cover late fees.
The Cuyahoga County Public Library says it received the apology this week from someone named Brian, who acknowledged taking it from a suburban Cleveland branch the year it was published.
The library caps late fees at $100, which is good for Brian. The normal fine of 10 cents a day over 50 years would have exceeded $1,800.
Library spokesman Robert Rua says the library is forgiving and thanks Brian for doing the right thing.
A copy of the magazine today fetches around $50 online.
The library expects to put the magazine on display.
To the Beatles fan who “borrowed” this copy of Life magazine in 1968: Thank you for returning it this week and clearing your conscience. 😇 😂#overdue #betterlatethannever #TheBeatles #LifeMagazine pic.twitter.com/skMjUO5X5Y— Cuyahoga Library (@CuyahogaLib) February 27, 2019
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