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Retired FBI agent tells story of meteorite stolen from U of M

Oct 6, 2015

Meteor crater in Arizona where the missing meteorite supposedly originated.
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It was August 1998 when FBI agent Greg Stejskal got a phone call about a meteorite stolen from the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.

“Nobody really expected anybody to walk off with a 60-pound meteorite,” remembers Stejskal.

Eventually, the FBI and U of M police tracked down a guy named Steven Collins, who denied knowing how the meteorite was stolen.

In this interview with Stateside, retired agent Stejskal tells the story of the missing meteorite and how it was eventually found.

This story first appeared on Deadline Detroit.