Harvard Vandals Douse Gay-Issues Books With Pee

Campus cops investigate as bias crime
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 13, 2010 4:03 PM CST
In this Nov. 13, 2009 file photo, a woman enters a library at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.   (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, file)

(Newser) – Some 40 books on gay issues were vandalized at a Harvard library last month, doused with what's believed to be urine. An empty bottle was found next to the volumes, add the staff members, who have spent the last two weeks determining the value of the books, which they place at several thousand dollars. The books are too damaged to keep, says a library rep. "Once the urine is poured, they can’t really fix" the tomes. Campus police are treating the matter as a bias crime, the Harvard Crimson reports.

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