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Exchange Exemplar: Major crime as a diversion from a boring college life

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Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Eric Borsuk and his friends Warren and Spencer were bored by their freshman year at college, and found something exciting to do.

The plan they cooked up would liberate millions of dollars of art and rare manuscripts from a university library. Cut to the chase: they got caught and spent time in prison, where Eric wrote the book American Animals: A True Crime Memoir.

He walks us through their thinking, and the movie made about them, in this interview from 2020.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Nash Bennett is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.