Florida man accused of stealing model trains

ARIPEKA, Fla. — Authorities say a 33-year-old Pasco County is accused of stealing $20,000 worth of collectible model trains from a retiree's home, then selling them online for only $700.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Eric Malm was arrested Wednesday. He is charged with burglary, dealing in stolen property and violating his felony drug offender probation.

Sheriff's officials say Malm knew the retiree, who lives in Aripeka along Florida's Gulf Coast. They say he placed ads online to sell the trains.

According to the arrest report, authorities have recovered about $10,000 worth of the collectibles. Deputies say the items had "unique markings and the victim's handwriting on the boxes."

Malm remained in Pasco County Jail Thursday, where he's being held without bond. An attorney wasn't listed on jail records.

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