Stolen helmet turns up on eBay

February 8, 2008 11:04:33 AM PST
After Adam Grove had his custom motorcycle helmet stolen, he turned to eBay.

Turns out, so did the thief.

Grove went to the online auction site looking for a replacement, but he became suspicious when he noticed the seller lived near where the helmet was stolen. The thief had clipped the cable lock lashing the helmet to the handlebars when the bike was parked outside a Mechanicsburg restaurant in August 2006.

Grove outbid another suitor, offering $139, and called police.

Jurors last month convicted Christopher J. Blatnik, 23, of theft. He had claimed he had found the helmet while jogging at 1 a.m.

However, Grove can't wear the helmet just yet - it's sitting in an evidence room until Blatnik's appeals end.