‘Golden’ notebook found in New York City

A golden notebook that was found in Manhattan was probably stolen by a homeless man, a federal law enforcement source said.

The Golden notebook, found on Nov. 14 in a park in New Jersey, has no markings and looks more like a toy than a legal notebook, said federal agent Joseph DiLorenzo.

It was not clear if the man who took the notebook had access to a scanner or not, he added.

The notebook, with a page of handwritten notes in the margins, was discovered by a passerby who happened to walk by and was alerted by a nearby police officer.

An officer then saw the notebook was missing and called the FBI, which launched an investigation.

FBI agents and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office then launched an extensive search.

A few weeks later, the FBI took custody of the notebook and placed it in a secured area at the Brooklyn Museum, according to a statement from the FBI.

On Friday, the notebook’s owner was charged with unauthorized possession of a lost or stolen item and with attempting to elude detection, the statement said.

He was released on $10,000 bail.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Brooklyn District Attorney Office at (718) 496-4100.