An Arizona resident has been arrested on suspicion of trading in stolen Pokemon cards that he took out of Happy Meal sets. Such cards are not particularly valuable among collectors, but can bring their owner from three to ten dollars apiece, and in this story, they also get into trouble with the law.
So, 32-year-old Troy Partin was arrested after the officer who stopped his car found stolen Pokemon trading cards. According to the report, the attacker didn’t stop at a stop sign and didn’t have a driver’s license. According to the detainee, he went to a friend for money for food.
A police officer reportedly found a box of 200 McDonald’s trading cards worth about $120 in the car. The detainee claimed that he bought these cards and was going to sell them to his friend, but soon the police officer found out that in front of him was an employee of the fast food chain, who was fired after this incident.
Partin was charged with theft and sale of other people’s property, after which he was placed in a pre-trial detention center. At the same time, the attacker was already on probation for drug-related charges.
Earlier this year, a $500,000 Pokemon card collection was reported stolen in France.
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