A man was arrested on Dec. 16 for allegedly stealing brains from the Indiana Medical History Museum.
David Charles, of Indianapolis, Ind., has been accused of stealing brain tissue and other preserved samples from the museum multiple times in the last year. Charles, 21, was caught after the middleman who sold the stolen brains on eBay (EBAY) helped police set a trap for him. He will face charges of theft, marijuana possession and paraphernalia possession, reports the Indianapolis Star.
“It is a peculiar situation,” Christopher Wilburn, an Indianapolis Police Officer, told the New York Daily News. “An unsuspecting person in San Diego looked at the items and felt they were kind of suspicious in nature.”
The brain selling plot was revealed after a man bought several jars of the tissue on eBay. When the package of brains showed up, the man noticed that they contained labels on them. He alerted the police that the brains may have been stolen and the police tracked down the eBay seller. The seller then agreed to meet the brain thief in a Dairy Queen parking lot, which is where police came in and arrested the man, the Indianapolis Star notes.