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Benjamin Wilson Accused Of Urinating On Florida Library Books

02/24/2015 02:46 pm ET | Updated Feb 24, 2015
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Burning books is bad enough, but peeing on them is another thing entirely.

Police in Tavares, Florida, arrested Benjamin Wilson over the weekend after he allegedly urinated on a set of books at the city's public library.

Library staff told police that Wilson, 24, fell from a chair before soiling some books located between bookshelves, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Responding officers said Wilson's speech was slurred and he had trouble making a complete thought. He also had difficulty standing and his eyes did not react to light, ClickOrlando.com reports.

Officers searched Wilson and allegedly found half of a white pill tucked inside a green cigarette pack, which was sent to a lab for testing.

Library officials estimate the damage to the books to be about $1,000, according to MyNews13.com.

Wilson was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly intoxication. He was booked into the Lake County Jail on $2,500 bond.

Police said Wilson is currently homeless and was using the library's WiFi to download apps to his tablet.

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