UPDATE: Dorr charged with criminal mischief after burning library books

Court Documents state that On October 6th, Dorr went to the Orange City Public Library and checked out four books: Two Boys Kissing, This Day in June, Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress and Families, Families, Families.

UPDATE: Paul Dorr is now charged with criminal mischief 5th degree after burning books from the Orange City Library with LGBTQ themes.

Dorr posted video of himself on Facebook burning the books he checked out from the library.

Court Documents state that On October 6th, Dorr went to the Orange City Public Library and checked out four books: Two Boys Kissing, This Day in June, Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress and Families, Families, Families.

Then on October 19th, Dorr burned the books, damaging them beyond use.

Dorr is expected to appear in a Sioux County courtroom on January 22nd.


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The Orange City Public Library is looking into legal options against a man who posted a video of himself burning several books he claimed to have checked out from the Library Friday.

Paul Dorr says he checked out four of the library's books with LGBTQ themes ahead of last weekend's OC Pride event, then filmed himself live on Facebook throwing them into a burning garbage can near the Pride festival site.

The organizers of OC Pride tell us in a statement that they are aware of Dorr's actions and say, "It is disappointing to see folks break the law in a community where we believe abiding by the law keeps everyone safe."

They also encourage people to reach out to Orange City Police and City Council about the destruction of the books, which it calls "city property."

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