Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Pssst, kid. I got sumpthin' for ya...

I really, really wonder who his fence is...

Man charged in theft of 77 books

Posted in News on Monday, December 8th, 2008 at 10:17 pm by Bill Devlin

Brodous J. Peterkin 48, may or may not be a bookworm, but Upper Moreland police said the Trenton man certainly is a book thief.

They have a bag of 77 books to prove it.

Peterkin was arrested Saturday in Abington after police said he fled the Barnes & Noble bookstore on Park Avenue in Willow Grove without paying for the books valued at $1,578.45.

According to police, Peterkin entered the store with an empty gray bag and walked throughout the store. A store manager became suspicious and followed Peterkin. When Peterkin left the store an alarm sounded.

Another Barnes & Noble employee told police that Peterkin got into a van with a New Jersey license plate. Abington police stopped the van on Old York Road and The Fairway, and the store employee was brought to the scene to identify Peterkin.

Peterkin was charged with a felony because he had two prior convictions for retail theft. Peterkin, who was placed in Montgomery County Prison, will have his preliminary hearing on Monday in Willow Grove.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Bev Stephans said...

I wish they had listed the books he stole. I think that would tell us something other than the fact that he is a book thief. Is he a closet romance reader?. Is he into DIY? Was he doing his Christmas Shoplifting? Inquiring minds want to know!

December 09, 2008 3:22 PM  
Blogger Ann Wesley Hardin said...

LOL. Let's make up a list of the books he stole. I'll start:

The Flame and The Flower

December 11, 2008 7:32 AM  
Anonymous Bev Stephans said...

Dear Miss Demeanor

December 11, 2008 1:22 PM  
Blogger Ann Wesley Hardin said...

Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets

December 11, 2008 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Bev Stephans said...

All I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten

December 11, 2008 9:17 PM  
Blogger Ann Wesley Hardin said...

Drat, I was gonna say that.

The Holy Bible

December 12, 2008 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Bev Stephans said...

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

In his case, it would be 'ineffective'.

December 12, 2008 4:49 PM  
Blogger Ann Wesley Hardin said...

hahaha

How to Win Friends and Influence People

December 13, 2008 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Bev Stephans said...

The Dangerous Book For Boys

December 14, 2008 3:31 PM  

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