Stolen Book

Stolen library book spawns police chase

A dozen police cars. A helicopter. A fleeing suspect driving over sidewalks and against traffic on a busy street. All for a stolen library book? That's what prompted a ten-minute chase through Syracuse, New York yesterday. An officer spotted Bryan Haynes running a stop sign late yesterday afternoon and a chase ensued. About a dozen police cars and a sheriff's department helicopter were involved before officers broke off pursuit because the situation became too dangerous. It wasn't until later that investigators learned he had run out of a Syracuse University library after allegedly stealing a book, setting off the building's alarms as he fled. During the chase, Haynes tossed a backpack out of the window. Officers expecting to find drugs or guns inside instead found a book on religion.