BERWICK, Maine (CBS) – A young boy was arrested after police say he lit a fire in a Maine library’s book return bin and caused more than $2,000 worth of damage.
Witnesses say the 12-year-old threw some burning leaves into the book return bin.
Berwick Public Library posted several pictures on Facebook earlier this week, showing books with fire damage following the incident of the Fourth of July weekend.
“We are deeply disappointed that somebody thought this would be a funny prank, and your library has lost many books, DVDs, and audio books,” the post read.
No one was hurt in the incident and the building was not damaged.
Fosters reports that the 12-year-old boy was arrested and charged with arson.