Police: Men pilfer antlers from NRA event

May 3, 2011 10:02:22 AM PDT
Police are pointing at two exhibition workers in the theft of two massive sets of elk antlers following the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Pittsburgh. Investigators say 46-year-old Gary Felts and 44-year-old Stephen Lee abducted the antlers Sunday night while a vendor at the convention center waited to load a truck.

Police say the vendor reported the theft and the men were detained on a sidewalk outside with the antlers, valued at more than $500,000.

Felts, of Joppa, Md.; and Lee, of Cumberland, Md.; were charged with theft and conspiracy and released on $5,000 bail. Phone listings for both men are disconnected. Police say they work for a Maryland-based expo company.

The antlers were returned to the Rexburg, Idaho-based exhibitor.

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