Saturday, January 4, 2014

Man Arrested For Stealing Human Brains, Selling Them On eBay


Is there anything you can’t buy on eBay?
Is there anything you can’t buy on eBay?
A California man was arrested after allegedly stealing human brain samples from a history museum and selling them on the online auction site.
David Charles, 21, was arrested in December when officers received a call from a buyer who became suspicious about six jars of brain tissue he had bought on eBay.
It is claimed Charles broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum on several occasions and stole the brain samples from dead psychiatric patients.
"A museum’s mission is to hold these materials as cultural and scientific objects in the public interest," the museum’s executive director, Mary Nottage said.
"To have that disturbed — to have that broken — is extraordinarily disturbing to those of us in the museum field."
The buyer contacted the museum after he spotted their labels on the container he bought from a middleman on eBay.
Detectives traced the transactions and spoke to the seller who said was given them by Mr Charles.
"It is a peculiar situation," Indianapolis police officer Christopher Wilburn said.

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