A 25-year-old man tried to burn down the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Love Library North on Wednesday morning.
Joshua Hughes, is suspected of lighting three books on fire at 2:17 a.m. according to UNL Assistant Police Chief Charlotte Evans said.
The library had closed at 11 p.m., but Hughes stayed hidden inside, according to court documents.
He was apparently upset with UNL medical staff
After setting the fire, Hughes called 911 because he couldn’t find an exit after the fire spread.
Police found Hughes in the basement of Love Library South, and, during a search, found a lighter in his pocket.
After he was arrested, Hughes asked to talk to former President George W. Bush, saying he wanted his favorite president to know he was in trouble.
Police took Hughes to the Lancaster County jail.
Prosecutor Nicholas Freeman said he was charged on Wednesday afternoon with first-degree arson because he knew there were people in the library.
The felony carries a possible prison sentence of one to 50 years.