Man arrested after stealing rocks from space

Brian Koontz 
By: Devansh Dutt 

A man was arrested after being caught stealing rocks from space, according to police reports from North Carolina.

Authorities in southern North Carolina, have made an arrest following the theft of 100 meteors from an educational and science center. Police said they are also looking for a second suspect.

29-year-old Brian Koontz of Balsam Grove, was charged with breaking and entering, theft and damage to personal property. He is being held in the Transylvania County jail.

Surveillance video shows two thieves breaking into the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute near Rosman around 3:00 a.m.

The thieves took meteorites that were on loan to the Institute. They also carried away television monitors, video projectors, microscopes and other scientific instruments.

Sheriff's Detective Wade Abram, said that most of the stolen items were recovered from one of the houses of the suspects. He declined to say which suspect.