A 26-year-old man tried to con a game store out of $6,500 by selling 929 stolen cards from the popular fantasy game "Magic: The Gathering" on Monday afternoon, police said, and the address he gave them appeared to be a fantasy, too.
An arrest warrant charged Isiah Mendelsohn with attempting to obtain property by false pretenses and possession of stolen property. He was arrested at the Game Theory store at 6260 Glenwood Ave.
Where Mendelsohn lives was unclear, however.
The arrest warrant that police swore out listed 1218 Phanton Court in Raleigh. Booking records for the Wake County Detention Center listed 1218 Phantom Court.
But, neither street spelling appears in the Wake County geographic information system, the United States Postal Service’s look-up list for ZIP codes, or the Googlemaps or Mapquest websites.
There also is no listing for either street spelling in the Johnston, Durham, Franklin, Chatham or Harnett County GIS systems.
The Wake County 911 center also had no record of such a street.
When he was arrested on other charges in 2014 and last January, Mendelsohn gave addresses listed in booking records as both 1218 and 1812 Cantwell Court in Raleigh.
“Phantom” appeared to be a fantasy.
Meanwhile, under a listing of Isiah Isiah Mendelsohn, the man arrested Monday has a court appearance scheduled Oct. 30 on a shoplifting charge. Tuesday, he was being held in lieu of $7,000 bail on the new charges and was slated to appear in court.