David Charles, a 21-year-old Indianapolis resident, is accused of breaking into the Indiana Medical History Museum multiple times this year and stealing jars of human brain tissue and other preserved material. A tipster who paid hundreds of dollars on the online auction site helped bring the organ entrepreneurism to an end.
A San Diego man who had bought six jars of human brain tissue off eBay for $600, plus $70 shipping, called the museum after noticing labels on the containers and suspecting some kind of skulduggery, according to court documents.
Police set up a sting on Dec. 16. The eBay middleman arranged a meeting in the parking lot of a Southside Dairy Queen with Charles, who the day before stole 60 jars of human tissue from the museum, according to authorities and court documents.
Area Man stole brains from museum, sold them for cash
Brain sting! "Skullduggery"!
Area Man is such a little scamp!
The real question: why a buyer would need six jars of brains. Are these part of a collectible series?
When the first one you tried didn't work out so well, it's good to have a selection to choose from.
Bonus points for appropriate use of skullduggery.
Are tipsters people who give information to the authorities, but only information the were into before it went all mainstream?