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Man arrested for stealing brains in Indiana

Police in Indiana used an uncover sting to catch a man who was selling stolen brains.

More than 60 jars of brain, and other human tissues, were stolen from a warehouse at the Indiana Medical History Museum in October.

Some specimens are over 100 years old.

Those jars wound up being listed on eBay.

A customer, who bought six jars for $600, got suspicious after he received them and alerted the museum.

That led undercover officers to set up a buy with the seller, at a local Dairy Queen.

Police arrested 21-year-old David Charles.

He is charged with felony theft and other charges.

He is due in court in Indianapolis this month.

The stolen jars of preserved human brain tissue are valued at about $4,800.

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7 Comments to “Man arrested for stealing brains in Indiana”

    keeping real said:
    January 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    what a idiot!!!

      Observer said:
      January 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Brainless idiot to boot!

    eveeve said:
    January 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Well at least he's not out harming people for money. I chuckled at his creativity, but yes stealing is wrong.

    smitty said:
    January 3, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    This has no brains, or maybe he's a zombie.

    igor said:
    January 3, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    I guess this character fits the Young Frankenstein patient

    Dr. Frankenstein: Ah. Good. Uh… would you mind telling me… whose brain… I did put in?
    Igor: And you won't be angry?
    Dr. Frankenstein: I will not be angry.
    Igor: Abby…someone.
    Dr. Frankenstein: Abby someone? Abby who?
    Igor: Abby Normal.

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