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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Guilty pleas expected in book theft from Transylvania library

that's Transylvania University, not the one in the Carpathians. Every now and then I wish I'd gone to Transy rather than UK as an undergrad. An alumni tee-shirt in the school colour of dark red would be so great when travelling to places unknown.

Lexington Herald-Leader | 04/21/2005 | Guilty pleas expected in book theft:
Warren C. Lipka, Spencer W. Reinhard, Charles T. Allen II and Eric Borsuk are accused of using a stun gun on a Transylvania University special-collections librarian and then stealing pencil sketches by John James Audubon, a first edition of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and two manuscripts from the 15th and 16th centuries.

You just don't expect anyone to rob your special collection using a stun gun. Those looking for these sorts of treasures are usually much more sneaky. And where do you try to dispose of the loot? Ebay? Like the cops won't check that out. I know, I probably don't have much going for the 'what were they thinking?' moral high ground, but, gee....

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