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Sandusky man caught drinking beer, watching porn at library

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 13:18:19-05

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Many people visit the library to use computers for personal use, but one 40-year-old Sandusky man took it a step further this week when he was caught tipping back a cold one and watching porn.

According to a Sandusky police report, the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the Sandusky Library, 114 West Adams Street.

A police officer working a security detail at the library was notified about the incident. When the officer walked over to the man, he observed him watching porn and drinking a Budweiser beer, according to the report. The man also had a bag under his computer with several empty beer cans in it as well as some unopened cans.

The report states that the man initially gave the officer his brother's name, but the officer recognized him. After the officer told the man he could face additional charges for lying to the police, the man gave the officer his real name. The man told police that he used his brother's name because he didn't want to end up in the news.

The man was issued a summons for open container, a minor misdemeanor, and banned from the library for 60 days.