What's most shocking about this whole thing is what the thief did with them after he took them home. Doesn't seem like he was the brightest bulb in the pack to me. Here is the story about this caper from the folks over at Listverse.
Photo credit: NASA Johnson Space Center via LiveScience
In 2002, NASA experienced one of the most bizarre things in its history: Someone stole moon rocks. The culprit was Thad Roberts, age 25, who was working as an intern at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, at the time. Roberts stole 7.71 kg (17 lbs) of moon rocks brought back to Earth by the historic Apollo 11 mission.
After committing this bizarre heist, Thad immediately scattered the moon rocks across his bed and proceeded to have “uncomfortable” sex with his girlfriend on top of them. The rocks were eventually recovered after Roberts made the mistake of selling them on the Internet. For committing such a bizarre crime, Roberts was sentenced to 100 months in prison.
I mean...was this guy an idiot or what? I could have saved him some trouble if he had only asked. I would have told him that spreading rocks in your bed before having sex with your girlfriend was not going to be very comfortable! Wonder if the are still together?
Coffee out on the patio this morning. I have some fresh baked bread I'll share!