Area Man stole brains from museum, sold them for cash

Brain sting! "Skullduggery"!

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.


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7 Responses:

  1. Area Man is such a little scamp!

  2. Scott Louis says:

    Abbie Normal.

  3. CJ says:

    The real question: why a buyer would need six jars of brains. Are these part of a collectible series?

  4. Laura Rubin says:

    Bonus points for appropriate use of skullduggery.

  5. Jim Sweeney says:

    Are tipsters people who give information to the authorities, but only information the were into before it went all mainstream?

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