The news story is about a mentally disabled gentleman in Missouri who has had his Superman collection stolen out from under him, and while, yes, the Superman angle is what got me there, it could have been his teaspoon collection.
Meyer was tricked out of about 1,800 of his favorite Superman comic books, some dating to the 1950s. He also lost many of his favorite collector's items: lunch boxes, an old-time radio, a Monopoly game and television set — all Superman-themed. The loot is worth about $4,000 to $5,000 in total, according to a friend who also collects.
But, basically, this gentleman, who seems to be able to care for his pets and himself with a less-than-great-paying career has managed to somehow amass a considerable Superman collection. Running into an old colleague, the colleague came over, cased the place, then returned under the guise of wanting to watch Superman movies with him, then cleaned out his more valuable items. Its just... it's just so low, you know?
I think that its just such a first-world bit of evil, and so unnecessary on the part of the perpetrators. Sure, there are crimes I read about all around the world that I can't get my head around where people come off far worse, but this is just... so unnecessary and casually cruel. You have to be a pretty serious rat to pull something like this and still get to sleep at night.