Stolen Olympic Torch Sold for $200 in North Carolina Pawn Shop

January 3, 2012

Asheville, N.C., police say they have arrested a 43-year-old man who stole a torch used in the Atlanta Olympics and sold it at a pawn shop for $200.

Investigators told the Asheville Citizen-Times that Brian McDonald is charged with felony larceny and obtaining property by false pretense.

Authorities say the torch was valued at $15,000, but was sold at Alan’s Jewelry and Pawn for $200.

McDonald is scheduled to be in court on Tuesday. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

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