When you think of a robbery at a museum, you probably picture a valuable painting, or some artifact from antiquity. But dead birds?
It happened, at the Tring Museum in Greater London. A man obsessed with exotic bird feathers stole hundreds of old bird skins from the museum and disappeared.
Enter the man obsessed with flyfishing, and we get a book: The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century.
Author Kirk Wallace Johnson, the flyfisher, tracked the story and the players for several years for his book.
He visits with details of what drove the crime.