Carl Puia, 74, is facing a criminal mischief charge after destroying six of Kim Kardashian West's books at a Barnes & Noble in Glastonbury, Connecticut

By Char Adams
March 08, 2017 08:39 AM
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Credit: Source: Glastonbury Police

A 74-year-old Connecticut man was arrested for criminal mischief after he allegedly went to a Barnes & Noble in October and destroyed several of Kim Kardashian West‘s selfie books, PEOPLE confirms.

Carl Puia, of Glastonbury, turned himself in to police earlier this week, nearly five months after he damaged a half-dozen copies of Kardashian West’s selfie book Selfish – a publication filled with shots of the Keeping up with the Kardashians star and her family, according to a police statement.

“[Puia] was caught on security camera spreading a red liquid all over some Kim Kardashian books,” Glastonbury police wrote in the statement. “Six of the books were destroyed in the massacre and could not be revived.”

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Although police did not name the man in the statement, a Glastonbury Police Department spokesman confirmed the suspect’s identity to PEOPLE.

“He also left a lengthy note (that he took the time to type out) explaining his dislike of Ms. Kardashian and people like her,” officials continued in the statement.

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He lamented, in the note, that bookstores will sell anything for money, the Hartford Courtant reports.

Puia was arrested by warrant for third-degree criminal mischief, police said. He was soon released on $2,500 bail.