Douchebag Robs Mentally-Disabled Superman Fan of His Collection

Posted by Grey Thursday, September 8, 2011

Calling all comic book fans and collectors near St. Louis, be on the lookout for anyone selling vintage Superman memorabilia and comics. A douchebag who has robbed a mentally disabled Superman fan from Granite City, Illinois of his painstakingly gathered collection is out there somewhere looking for buyers.

Move over, Lex Luthor. Here's one real-life supervillain the Man of Steel should really take on. And we are calling this scumbag a "supervillain" only for the extraordinary level of his low-life douchebaggery.

While we here at The Daily Zombies are, more often than not, snarky and cynical while going about in our daily reporting, we are dead serious in our above message to comic book fans and collectors that resides near in the St. Louis area.

As reported by St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mike Meyer, a 48-year-old resident of Granite City, Missouri, was robbed of more than 1,800 of his Superman comic books and memorabilia that might worth more than $4,000 to $5,000 in total. Meyer, who has been on Social Security for a mental disability since age 23, supplement his livelihood by working part time at a McDonald's in Collinsville since 1996. Meyer, who has lost his father when he was 20 and his mother three years later, lives alone in a two-bedroom home with his dogs, Krypto and Dyno.

Here's an account of the heinous theft from St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Meyer said mostly only his friends and family knew of his collection, but he also made the mistake once of telling someone less trustworthy: a guy named Gary whom he worked with at the Hardee's on Madison Avenue in 1991.

Meyer said he ran into Gary recently while at Kyle's Baseball Cards and Comics in Granite City. Gary asked Meyer whether he still collected Superman items and asked to see the collection. Meyer first gave an excuse, but then Gary called him later saying he was in the neighborhood and hoped to stop by.
"He just kept talking like a salesman," Meyer said. "He wouldn't take no for an answer."

Meyer said he let Gary into the house that day and gave him a quick tour. Gary asked to see "my most precious comics," Meyer said.

The next night, Gary was back again, asking whether Meyer would let Gary's girlfriend watch some of his Superman movies. Meyer said while he and the girlfriend watched, Gary disappeared for a while.

Meyer noticed the theft two days later, on the morning of Aug. 24, and called police. All he knows is that Gary has dark hair, a goatee, is about 35 and drives a silver or gray car.

Meyer has taken heart in the fact that he wasn't cleaned out of his entire collection. Still, he said, "I have moments where I want to cry."
He sees Gary as a real-life Lex Luthor, calling him "a no-good excuse for a human being."

He noted, "That's pretty low if someone steals your stuff."


For comic book fans and collectors residing near St. Louis area, you can help Meyer by contacting the local police immediately if you happen to notice any sales of Superman collections as such by anyone that fits the description provided by Meyer above. It's abhorrent deeds as such that makes us hope that Superman exists in this cursed world.

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