Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Scholar Busted For Library Use

Police: Man lived in NJ library for nearly 2 weeks

Aug 18 2010

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Police said a homeless man lived unnoticed in the basement of a New Jersey library for nearly two weeks. Police said a custodian saw Charles Jones Jr. peeking out a basement window of the Ocean Township library in Monmouth County on Friday night.

Neptune police Detective Lt. Steven Peters said Jones told officers he had been living in the building. Police discovered several books in the basement where Jones was studying nuclear physics and medicine. Additionally, the 26-year-old had taken food from the employee break room.

Jones was released on a criminal summons. He's charged with burglary and theft.

Jones told others he was only trying to win a Nobel Prize so his mother would be proud of him.


Information from: Asbury Park Press,

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