Indiana man caught stealing and selling human brainsBy Mason White 8:57 AM January 3, 2014
|The stolen jars of human brains|
By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with theft after he allegedly stole human brains from a museum, according to police reports in Indiana.
Indianapolis Police said that they arrested a man on Monday, after being accused of stealing human brain tissue from a museum storage facility and selling it on ebay.
A man of San Diego, California, who bought six jars of human brain tissue for $600 plus $70 shipping, contacted authorities when he realized that the packaging had labels of the Indiana Medical History Museum, and began to suspect that the bottles were stolen.
Police determined that the bottles had been stolen, and they tracked down the ebay seller, who told officers he was selling the brains on behalf of David Charles.
The police ordered the ebay seller to contact Charles and set up a sting operation in a parking lot.
Charles, 21, who allegedly stole another 60 jars of human tissue of the storage facility the day before the sting, was arrested. A person accompanying Charles grabbed a gun during the police operation, but was quickly tackled by officers.
Charles was charged with robbery, and with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
A spokesperson for the museum said that the San Diego man returned the stolen jars.
“He just said that he liked collecting weird things,” the spokesperson said.