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Cops Bust “Superman Burglar” Accused of Robbing Mentally Disabled Man [Follow-Up]

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If you recall the sad story of Mike Meyer, a mentally disabled man who had his vast collection of Superman memorabilia plundered by a former co-worker, you’ll be happy to know that police have arrested a suspect in the case. 37-year-old Gerry Arville Armbruster was arrested on Saturday for the unrelated, but equally douchetastic crime of  robbing a 76-year old man of his jewelry and cash. During the subsequent investigation, he was linked to the Superman theft and all of Meyer’s  beloved memorabilia was recovered and returned to him.

News of the theft resulted in a flood of kindness toward Meyer from all over the world, and he reports that his collection is now nearly twice as large as it was before the theft. Meyer said he wants to take the donations and give them to charity, possibly delivering them to a children’s hospital.

“People were generous to me; this is how I can be generous in return.”

Armbruster has been charged with one count of residential burglary, one count of robbery, and one count of aggravated battery of a senior citizen.

( and St. Louis Post-Dispatch via BoingBoing)


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