Homeless Man Lived in Library for 2 Weeks

Man, 26, helped himself to books, food
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Aug 19, 2010 3:52 AM CDT
America's libraries are dealing with more people than ever before with mental health problems and basic needs such as food and shelter.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – A homeless man lived unnoticed in the basement of a New Jersey library for nearly two weeks. Police said a custodian saw Charles Jones Jr. peeking out a basement window of the Ocean Township library on Friday night. They discovered several books in the basement and found the 26-year-old had taken food from the employee break room. He's charged with burglary and theft, reports the AP. (Click here to find out why a NY library called the Ghostbusters)

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