I would be extremely surprised that this thug did what he did so that he could enjoy his passion for literature ...
Surely his intent was to steal a tablet to sell it back and get some cash, but since he is obviously stupid he did not realize this was not an Ipad type of device and that he won't get much for it when selling it.
Originally Posted by david_e
The ability to read is hardly the only measure of intelligence. "That kind of people" were smart enough to know where to get a gun, that two is sometimes superior to one, and to not shoot the idiot who though his bit of plastic tech was more valuable than his life.