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Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

Pyramid prank spreads to Vermont

Is it a trend or a copycat caper?

Less than a week after Spokane pranksters snagged the spotlight with their makeshift pyramids built from stacked picnic tables in city parks, police in Vermont are investigating similar hijinks.

The Associated Press reports that burglars broke into the public library in the rural Vermont community of Barton and stacked library furniture into the shape of a giant pyramid in the center of the main floor. Other furniture was left stacked atop bookshelves.

The handiwork was discovered Tuesday morning by library staff, which also noted that the only item that appeared to be missing was a date stamp used for checking out books.

(The Associated Press news brief on the burglary can be found by clicking inside to the full post)

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Vt. police: Burglars redecorate town library

BARTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in the Vermont town of Barton say burglars didn't steal any books when they broke into the town library, but they rearranged the furniture.

Vermont State Police say the furniture was stacked in the center of the library floor in a pyramid about 20 feet high. Other furniture was stacked on top of bookshelves sometime between Monday night and Tuesday midmorning.

The only thing missing was a date stamp used to check out books.

Police say nothing appeared to have been broken or vandalized and there was no sign of a forced entry.




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