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Man destroys Kim Kardashian selfie books in store, cops say

Commentary: A Connecticut man is allegedly so offended by the reality star and entrepreneur that he pours red liquid over several copies of her book of selfies.

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Kardashian is a world-renowned selfie expert.

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The police describe is as a "massacre."

You might think it a desecration of modern culture.

A 74-year-old man walked into a Connecticut bookstore and ended up accused of "spreading a red liquid all over some Kim Kardashian books," according to the Glastonbury Police Department's description on Facebook.

These weren't any old Kim Kardashian books. These were copies of her seminal work "Selfish," a collection of her finest selfies.

The police were clearly distressed by the scene. "Six copies of the books were destroyed in the massacre and could not be revived," they said.

Why, though, had the man allegedly done this? "He also left a lengthy note (that he took the time to type out) explaining his dislike of Ms. Kardashian and people like her," the police said.

The incident allegedly occurred on October 13 last year. Police only arrested the man -- named by the police as Carl E. Puia of Glastonbury-- on Monday and charged him with third-degree criminal mischief.

A spokesman for the police department told me that it took quite a long time to conduct interviews and collect evidence. He couldn't, sadly, divulge the actual wording of the note.

Kardashian's book of selfies drew a mixed reaction. It currently manages only three stars on Amazon.

But to pour red liquid over it is to pour scorn on a modern art form, one that has been embraced by the whole of society. Then again, that may have been the whole point.

Update, 11.25 a.m. PT: Adds comment from the Glastonbury Police Department.

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