Illinois Superman caper lands thief in prison
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Mike Meyer started amassing all things Superman decades ago while trying to get over a girl.
Now people across the world are contributing to his sprawling Man of Steel collection, just months after a thief made off with boxes full of his keepsakes.
What's happened recently to the still-single, 48-year-old southwestern Illinois man has stoked his belief in truth, justice and the American way.
In August, Gerry Armbruster tricked Meyer out of his collectibles. Donors from around the world made aware of the ripoff sent Meyer loads of Superman stuff to rebuild the collection he eventually got back.
Meyer gave duplicate items to a St. Louis children's hospital.
Armbruster was sentenced this week to six years in prison. Meyer says justice won out.