In Fujisawa, Kanagawa, an elderly man has been arrested for stealing more than 1,400 books and magazines from a local public library.. Apparently he repeatedly stole the books and magazines, which range from novels and philosophy books..
Tomio Okawa, 73, a pensioner from Fujisawa, when asked why he did it, told this to the authorities..
"I love books, and I wanted to keep the books in case I couldn't visit the library,"
Local police have confiscated from Okawa's home 1,469 books and magazines that belong to the Fujisawa City Library... The man must be one heck of a thief, or the librarians are totally blind to not spot the accumulating missing books..
I wonder what happened that leads to his arrest.. He took so much books that he can open his own library.. But that might lead to a "library war".. XD
Well, at least he took only books, a very good bookworm.. And it's still better than being a pantsu thief.. (' ~ ')
Source: Xorsyst, Mainichi Daily News