Stolen magazine with Beatles on cover back 50 years later

CLEVELAND (AP) – An Ohio library said a 1968 copy of Life magazine with the Beatles on the cover has been returned by a borrower who apologised for stealing it as a “kid” and sent USD100 to cover late fees.

The Cuyahoga County Public Library said it received the apology this week from someone named Brian, who acknowledged taking it from a suburban Cleveland branch the year it was published.

The library caps late fees at USD100, which is good for Brian.

The normal fine of 10 cents a day over 50 years would have exceeded USD1,800.

Library spokesman Robert Rua said the library is forgiving and thanked Brian for doing the right thing.

A copy of the magazine today fetches around USD50 online.

The library expects to put the magazine on display.