Possibly Smelly Man Suing the New York Public Library for $5.5 Million

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: A general view of the exterior facade at The New York Public Library on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)Photo: Ben Hider

An 80-year-old Upper West Side library patron is suing the New York Public Library for kicking him out of a local branch because of his offensive body odor. “I’ve got no body odor,” George Stillman told a New York Post reporter, adding that he was polite enough not to say anything when he noticed that a branch manager was a bit stinky himself. His lawsuit claims that the odor was coming from the bathroom and that bad smells are “just a fact of life in the city.” Unfortunately, you really can’t argue with the second part.