07/09/2010 06:30 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Barnes & Noble Book Thief Gets Away From Police And Wrecks A Van In Brooklyn

A literature lover went rogue on Thursday, swiping tomes from the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope before struggling with a cop, breaking free and stealing and crashing a van.

Police are now throwing the book at their suspect, Jay Wilkins, who is charged with more than just lifting the books from the store, which is on Seventh Avenue near Sixth Street, at about 5 pm.

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