PHX PD: Florida man tries to sell stolen comic books worth nearly $100,000

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 16:33:15-05

PHOENIX — A Florida man was arrested by Phoenix police after trying to sell stolen comics books worth nearly $100,000.

Phoenix police report that on January 8, a man later identified as Phillip Weisbauer went to a Phoenix comic book store to negotiate the sale of four comic books with the store manager.

The comic books are said to be worth about $97,000.

Weisbauer left the store, but returned two days later to haggle with the store owner.

When he left the store after his second trip, he was followed by police to a home near Shea and Saguaro boulevards in Fountain Hills where he was later arrested.

Police reportedly found four comic books, which were reported stolen from a man in Boca Raton, Florida.

Weisbauer, who is from Royal Palm Beach Florida, has been charged with theft and trafficking in stolen property.