TPD Seeks Man Who Tried to Break Into Tuscaloosa Public Library
The Tuscaloosa Police Department is asking for help identifying a man who tried to break into the Tuscaloosa Public Library on Jack Warner Parkway last month.
In a Monday afternoon Facebook post, a police spokesperson said the young man arrived at the library's main branch shortly after 12 a.m. on April 12th.
The man allegedly picked up a large book donation dropbox and used it to shatter a glass door to the Friends of the Library Bookstore attached to the building then stepped inside.
Surveillance footage shows the man stayed inside the building for around four minutes before exiting again -- police said it does not appear he stole anything from the bookstore or caused any damage while he was inside.
The man was then caught on camera moving to the library's main entrance and unsuccessfully trying to break more doors and windows with an ashtray kept outside. When that failed, the suspect then attempted to open several other doors leading into the library before giving up and leaving the area on foot and escaping into the woods on the south side of the property.
Anyone who can identify the man is urged to call the Tuscaloosa Police Department at 205-349-2121.
See the department's full post with additional pictures below, and stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for more updates as they become available.