Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Great (?) Moon Rock Theft...!

Can you believe it? At one time, someone actually stole some moon rock...about 17 lbs. worth.

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.

Moon Rocks

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!


Sixbears said...

Well, 100 months is big price to pay to put that notch in your belt.

Enjoying the rain, drinking some Mexican coffee this morning.

JO said...

What some people won't do for a cheap thrill. And the girl friend, what was her problem? haha Oh well at least they got them back.

Home made bread sound really good this morning or any morning.

HermitJim said...

Hey Sixbears...
Seems like it to me as well. I'm having some Mexican coffee this morning also! Great minds and all that!
Thanks for stopping in this morning!

Hey Jo...
Never can tell what's going on in some folks head. Whole lot of crazy out there!
Thanks for dropping by this morning!

Dizzy-Dick said...

I have been to NASA and have seen moon rocks, but I sure don't want to lay on them. And why would anyone want to have sex on them. Gee, I didn't know that moon rocks increased one's libido. . .???

JMD said...

Makes you wonder who was not in touch, him or the lady "friend"...just saying.

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
Ya got me on that one. I don't know why either. Just to say they had, I reckon!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey JMD...
It does seem as though someone was pretty spaced out, doesn't it?
Thanks for the visit today!