David Gonzalez was pulled over before the break-in at Dan's Sports Cards in Orange Park, the Florida Times-Union reported. After the burglary early Monday, the owner, Dan Williams, identified Gonzalez from a photo array as a man who had been in his store and had looked closely at some of the cards that were taken.
Among the stolen items was a Mickey Mantle rookie card valued at $20,000.
Investigators found store display cases in the trash at the apartment complex in Jacksonville Beach where Gonzalez's girlfriend lives. The cards were found there and in Gonzalez's apartment.