Superman Collection Stolen From Mentally Disabled Man

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If you’re around Illinois or surfing on eBay, keep an eye out for a sudden flood of Superman items. Mike Meyer, a 48-year old mentally disabled man from Illinois, recently had over 1,800 Superman comics and Superman memorabilia stolen from his house (worth about $4,000-$5,000). He’s been collecting since 1974 and, for the most part, didn’t tell strangers about his treasured collection.

However, he did share its existence with a co-worker he met while working at a Hardee’s in the early 90s. Meyer recently ran into that co-worker, a guy named Gary, and ended up giving him a tour of the collection after he all but demanded to see “his most precious comics”. Gary came back the next night with his girlfriend to watch Superman movies. While the movies were playing, Gary disappeared “for a while.” Two days later, Meyer’s noticed the theft.

All Meyer knows is that “Gary has dark hair, a goatee, is about 35 and drives a silver or gray car.” Not much to go on, but hopefully, someone out there can help him recover his collection.

(St. Louis Post Dispatch via Boing Boing)


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