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Man arrested for stealing brain tissue from Indianapolis museum

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David Charles David Charles
INDIANAPOLIS -

Police arrested a man for allegedly stealing brain samples from an Indianapolis museum.

Investigators say 21-year-old David Charles broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum several times over the past year and stole jars of preserved human tissue. Police found Charles after learning about the tissues from a California man who told them he bought six jars of tissue on eBay for $600.

Police tracked Charles through Austin Rector, who had sold the jars to the man in California. After learning Charles had broken into the museum again early in the morning of December 15, police had Rector arrange to buy more jars of tissue from Charles.

Charles was arrested in the parking lot of a south Indianapolis restaurant after the purchase took place.

He is facing charges of burglary, theft and other charges related to apparent marijuana found in the suspect vehicle. Joshua Milan, 19, who drove Charles to the arranged sale, was preliminarily charged with theft and resisting law enforcement.

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