Police Arrest 30-Year-Old Man For Stealing Pokemon Cards In $5000 Heist
In the past few years, Pokemon cards have experienced a huge increase in popularity. It’s like a 90s playground, except this time, instead of children bragging about having a holographic Charizard it’s a group of adults who are being scammed into spending even more than they should. This is because another bunch has been buying up as much stock as they can to resell. Fun!
However, because of this popularity, both standalone booster packs, as well as individual cards, have seen a rise in value. Logan Paul won a full-blown Guinness World Record this month for being the owner of the most expensive Pokemon card that was sold privately (it cost $5,275,000). It’s easy to see how these cardboard pieces could be stolen. One man was arrested in Wisconsin.
It’s not a significant part of the arrest. The Journal Times reported that Willie E. Warfield (30) of Erie Street was charged with receiving stolen goods, possessing with intent to distribute, manufacture, or deliver marijuana, maintaining drug trafficking places, and with a misdemeanour charge of disorderly conduct.
Officers discovered the stolen goods during a search of Warfield’s apartment. A Rado watch, valued at more than $3000, was found alongside a camera, PlayStation and a pair of gaming headphones. The stolen goods had a total value of $2500.
Yesterday (6 April) was the date of a preliminary hearing at Racine County Law Enforcement Center. Although the report does not specify whether the cards were sealed booster boxes or a person’s actual collection of cards, it is likely that they will be able to find their way back home to their original owners now.