According to an article in the News & Observer, one student at North Carolina State University was behaving rather oddly last week:

N.C. State University officials say a student was cited for simple assault and indecent exposure after knocking hundreds of books off the shelves of the D.H. Hill Library while naked earlier this week.

Yup, that’s what happened. As the article explained, or well, tried to:

Seth Pace, a freshman with an undeclared major, was found unclothed about 11 p.m. Wednesday on the ninth floor of the library, N.C. State spokesman Mick Kulikowski said.

It’s not really clear why this happened or what Pace was hoping to accomplish. He apparently knocked more than 1,000 books of the shelves before security apprehended him. See a local news broadcast about the incident here:

Pace was not arrested but apparently “taken to the hospital for evaluation.” He was probably on LSD.

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Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer