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Thieving Bastard Gets 6 Years in Prison for Stealing Superman Stuff

16 Nov

by Mike Hansen

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I saw this yesterday and forgot to mention it (and I’m probably the last to, at this point…) – the Belleville News Democrat reports that scumbag Gerry Armbruster, the man who stole 1800 Superman items from a disabled collector, was sentenced to six years in prison:

…[Theft victim Mike] Meyer was touring [Superman co-creator Jerry] Siegel’s home Tuesday when he heard that Armbruster had pleaded guilty and received a six-year prison sentence.

“Mike said he wishes they could have put him in for a couple of years longer, but he is happy that (Armbruster) will spend some time behind bars,” said Keith Howard, friend and fellow Superman fan who accompanied Meyer to Cleveland.

Police caught up to Armbruster in September while investigating another crime: Armbruster had beaten and robbed a 76-year-old man who was trying to hire him to clean up a vacant business on the block.

Armbruster pleaded guilty to residential burglary and aggravated battery…

What an absolute bastard. I wish him luck finding a job in six years: I don’t think Google will be very forgiving to him in that time.

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