Police: Oregon man stole more than 400 library books

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – An Eagle Point, Ore., man has been accused of stealing nearly 400 books from local libraries and apparently had no plans to sell them.

Christopher Storrer, who listed “home” as his graduate school on a social-media website, has been banned from all Rogue Valley libraries while he awaits trial.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports Storrer’s reading tastes tended toward political philosophy. Among the titles were works by Stephen Hawking, Michael Focault and Umberto Eco.

Jackson County Deputy District Attorney Allan Smith called Storrer’s home library “a fairly eclectic collection.”

Storrer removed the library bar codes from the books, curbing their worth on the auction market.

The 24-year-old was indicted on theft, robbery and criminal-mischief charges.


Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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