Sunday, August 5, 2007

Is Thomas Pilaar a Piller of Literature Appreciation or Just a Common Thief of Books?


Thomas Pilaar, 33 years old, is accused of selling hundreds of books, tapes and DVDs that he apparently borrowed from Denver-area libraries. He apparently used different names to obtain seven library cards. KCNC-TV in Denver reported the story. Denver Public Library spokeswoman M. Celeste Jackson was interviewed by the T.V. station. She estimated the losses at about $35,000. James Larue, Douglas County's head librarian, believes Pilaar checked out more than 300 items and had $11,000 worth of overdue items. Pilaar was arrested on an unrelated parole violation. He is being held without bond. While Pilaar declined to comment, it is suspected that he will put in as trustee status in the prison liabrary, should he be convicted.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the new stories. Five days without a new story was really rough on my eyes...


Pilaar is a crook. He deserves the death penalty. Nope, got my parolees confused, he just deserves a long vacation in the slammer.

Ron said...

I wonder if he read any of the books or if he just sold them.

I think this guy was just a common thief of books, by the sounds of it.

Pubmeister, welcome back.

colleency said...

I see a lot of books on amazon used books that say 'library copy'. Hmmmm, I wonder ....

Ms. Calabaza said...

I've bought used books on Amazon and some have been used library books. I second the Hmmmm . . .

california surfer dude said...

Guy seems real bright. Maybe he could even pass my high school equivalence test:

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?


Surfer Dude

Blond Bombshell said...

Looks like the common thief comments are outweighing the pillar of literature votes.

Shell

Anonymous said...

I vote innocent

Anonymous said...

two vote innocent