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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:03 AM
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Stolen Library Book Spurs High Speed Police Chase
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A dozen police cars. A helicopter. A fleeing suspect driving over sidewalks and against traffic on a busy street.

All for a stolen library book?

That's what prompted a 10-minute chase through Syracuse Sunday.

An officer allegedly spotted Bryan Haynes running a stop sign late Sunday afternoon and a chase ensued. About a dozen police cars and a sheriff's department helicopter were involved before officers broke off pursuit because the situation became too dangerous.

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During the chase, Haynes tossed a backpack out of the window. Officers expecting to find drugs or guns inside instead found a book on religion.

http://www.wftv.com/newsofthestrange/3546278/detail.htm...
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:04 AM
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1. "Hey, man! Cover says right here: STEAL THIS BOOK."
What else wuz I s'posed to do?"
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:05 AM
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2. Some of my family are librarians
They're going to love this. Thanks!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:10 AM
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3. Was it "Tropic of Cancer"? Lt.Bookman?
"I don't judge a man by the length of his hair or the kind of music he listens to. Rock was never my bag. But you put on a pair of shoes when you walk into the New York Public Library, fella."
- Lt. Bookman, in "The Library"



"Let me tell you something, funny boy... You know that little stamp? The one that says New York Public Library? Well, that may not mean anything to you, but that means a lot to me. One whole helluva lot. Sure, go ahead, laugh if you want to. I've seen your type before -- flashy, making the scene, flaunting convention. Yeah, I know what you're thinking... Why's this guy making such a big stink about old library books? Let me give you a hint, junior. Maybe we can live without libraries, people like you and me.... Maybe. Sure, we're too old to change the world. What about that kid, sitting down, opening a book right now in a branch of the local library and finding pictures of pee-pees and wee-wees in The Cat in the Hat and The Five Chinese Brothers. Doesn't he deserve better? Look, if you think this is about overdue fines and missing books, you'd better think again. This is about that kid's right to read a book without getting his mind warped. Or maybe that turns you on, Seinfeld... Maybe that's how you get your kicks... You and your goodtime buddies... I've got a flash for you, joy boy. Partytime is over."
- Lt. Bookman, in "The Library"
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:24 AM
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4. Bet it was a DON JUAN he stole!!
:D

"Our fellow men are black magicians. And whoever is with them
is a black magician on the spot. Think for a moment, can you
deviate from the path that your fellow men have lined up for you?
And if you remain with them, your thoughts and your actions are
fixed forever in their terms. That is slavery. The warrior, on the
other hand, is free from all that. Freedom is expensive, but the
price is not impossible to pay. So, fear your captors, your
masters. Don't waste your time and your power fearing freedom." Don Juan Warrior Quote
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