An evening theft briefly silenced a buzzing Nicholson Library on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Students watched as a college-aged man ran from the back of the library just before 9 p.m. after reportedly stealing a wallet.
Senior Carly Costello said she was tutoring near the front of the library when the young man weaved through the reference sections.
“He had a terrified look on his face and ran right past me,” Costello said.
The man was chased by senior Yang Shi. Costello said he screamed, “He stole a wallet,” just before the suspect ran out of the library.
“Everyone just sat around staring at each other in awe,” Costello said.
The library and Linfield Campus Safety could not be reached for comment.
The theft came the day LCS released its annual security report. According to the report, there were nine burglaries on the McMinnville campus in 2007, down from 13 burglaries in 2005.
LSC also sent out an e-mail reminder that students and staff can now register their cell phones for FlashAlert. The service sends e-mails or text messages for weather updates and emergency situations.