Happy Anniversary: Neil Armstrong Gets Customs Document Swiped

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Times are oh-so-different than 1969.

Tuesday was a momentous day for Neil Armstrong, as it marked the 41st anniversary of his successful walk on the moon. But back at sea level, Armstrong obtained a new security headache.

The BBC reports that two Massachusetts men allegedly stole a customs-related document from Armstrong, attempting to sell the form. The Boston Globe adds that the alleged heist occurred at a Logan International Airport security checkpoint.

For whatever price the document could have grossed, the BBC notes that the maximum penalty for the crime is a steep one — 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.