Overdue and Overexposed: Michigan Police Arrest Man Who Stripped and Stole Children’s Book at Library

The police has arrested the man who was the subject of our prior competition to name the book that a naked man checks out of the library. He is Terrence Miles, 52, and he is accused of striping and stealing children’s book from a local library in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The police report also accuses Miles of “thrusting his hips” toward a library worker before putting his clothes back on.

I must give Elaine the win on “My Participle’s Dangling” by John Nelson for the book title.

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18 thoughts on “Overdue and Overexposed: Michigan Police Arrest Man Who Stripped and Stole Children’s Book at Library”

  1. Poor man, that’s the problem if only he could sing!


    Walk across the courtyard towards the library
    I can hear the insects buzz and the leaves ‘neath my feet
    Ramble up the stairwell into the hall of books
    Since we got the inter web these hardly get used

    Duck into the men’s room, combing thru my hair
    When God gave us mirrors he had no idea
    Looking for a lesson in the periodicals
    There I spy you listening to the AM radio

    Karen of the Carpenters, singing in the rain
    Another lovely victim of the mirrors evil way
    It’s not like your not trying with a pencil in your hair
    To defy the beauty the good Lord put in there

    Simple little bookworm buried underneath is the sexiest librarian
    Take off those glasses and let down your hair for me

    So I watch you through the bookcase imagining a scene
    You and I at dinner spending time, then to sleep
    And what then would I say to you lying there in bed?
    These words with a kiss I would plant in your head

    What is it inside our heads that makes us do the opposite
    Makes us do the opposite of what’s right for us?
    ‘Cause everything be great and everything be good
    If everybody gave like everybody could

    Sweetest little bookworm hidden underneath the sexiest librarian
    Take off those glasses and let down your hair for me

    Simple little beauty heaven in your breath

    Simplest of pleasures, the world at its’ best…

  2. I wonder if ol’ Miles wuz a’sangin’ this luv tune to that top-shelved, horn-rimmed bespectacled ma’am.

    Look! Look! My Heart is an Open Book!…

  3. We caint have dis’sheer lieberry crime. I trust that the DA will *throw the book* at ol’ Miles.

  4. AY,
    What is the MDOC…..you have to remember I am not from your world 🙂

  5. AY–

    “You ought to be ashamed of yourself.”
    I’m not.

    “But I once knew a very well stacked librarian.”
    I bet she didn’t let you mess around with her Dewey Decimals!

  6. Elaine M.,

    You ought to be ashamed of yourself. But I once knew a very well stacked librarian.

  7. I won! I won! Okay already–what’s my prize???

    What could be a worse crime than thrusting one’s hips at a library worker while one’s partciple is dangling??? Oh, the grammatical horror of it all!!!

    I heard that Mr. Miles claims there were extenuating circumstances for his losing control of himself. He said the librarian was really stacked.

  8. Canadian Eh,

    I know the Director of MDOC and the number 3 man quite well. Let us just say that the hands are tied.

  9. I hate to keep beating the same old drum….but it is actually very common for people with bi-polar disorder, while in a state of hyper-mania, to be found naked in public places. Typically these people feel immense remorse and shame once their mood has stabilized and they realize what they’ve done.
    So I’ll say it again…..treatment over punishment ( if indeed a MI is involved ) is a far more humane and cost effective course to follow.
    Now off to dinner with 1 of my 2 favorite young men!

  10. I think Mr.Miles had this concept in mind,when he stripped and thought that it would have the same effect:

  11. Rich – The video does load. Try it again. I agree that he’s probably mentally ill — it is a sad story.

    Having said this, I couldn’t help but laugh when the oh-so-serious reporter pulled “A Child’s Day” from the shelf before ending with the statement about the revocation of library privileges. And the foreshadowing shots were classic.

    I also agree that he needs a lawyer.

    (Great title, Elaine.)

  12. The link just goes to the useless Msnbc website. the Clicon link doesn’t seem to load the video. My guess is that he’s mentally ill and this is even sadder than it is funny.

  13. “In addition to the criminal charges, library officials said they are in the process of revoking Miles’ library privileges.”

    This guy needs a lawyer.

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