Man arrested after allegedly trying to sell stolen Batman comics from $1.4M collection

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Florida man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing a few comic books from a Batman collection worth more than $1.4 million.

Phillip Weisbauer, of Royal Palm Beach, was arrested in Arizona. He was charged with theft and trafficking in stolen property after he allegedly tried to sell four comic books, ABC-15 reported.

The four comics Weisbauer allegedly tried to sell were worth $100,000 and were part of a collection of nearly 450 comic books stolen from a Boca Raton garage.

Randy Lawrence, the owner of the collection, is hoping he gets his comic books back. He admitted, however, word of the arrest didn’t bring him much relief.

“Any arrest of stolen goods that are confirmed to be mine is a good thing,” he told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “I won’t be able to really sleep well until everything is returned.”

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