When you’re at a public library, it’s easy to miss the fact that it’s an institution for all ages and cultures, even if you don’t realize it.
In the case of a recent incident at a Brooklyn library, a man was accused of trying to steal an old-fashioned book that was tucked into a locked room and turned it into a poster for the book.
He was arrested and charged with trespassing and resisting arrest.
A security guard was also detained and charged after trying to intervene, but no one was injured.
This is not the first time a public figure has been arrested for trying to make off with an old book, though.
In January, a Brooklyn man was arrested after he tried to steal a book from a public park.
A park ranger and park security officer intervened, and the man was released.
A New York Times story in November also focused on an attempted book theft.
It included a photo of a man with a gun who had attempted to steal from a Brooklyn public library.
The Times report quoted park security officers saying they were worried that “the man who is holding the book is going to fire it.”