David Charles had 61 brains and yet seems to function on a room temperature IQ. He was spotted trying to sell the brains on Ebay. Charles, 21, was arrested at a Dairy Queen in Indiana in an alleged scheme to sell roughly 60 brains stolen from the Indiana Medical History Museum. He fit in well with DQ slogan of “So Good It’s RiDQulous.”
The brains once belonged to dead mental patients and were housed in a warehouse space. They were removed during autopsies performed on patients in the 1890s. There were customers for the brains but an undercover operation nailed Charles at the DQ.
His arrest occurred after executive director of the museum, Mary Ellen Hennessey Nottage, was informed by a buyer that he had purchased “six jars of brain matter” for $600 on eBay and suspected that they were hot brains.
He is charged with felony theft as well as marijuana possession and possession of paraphernalia. It turns out that 60 jars of brains are worth about $4,800. That is enough for a felony charge . . . and 12 extremely grossed out jurors.