Consider yourself warned: just because a meteor screams through your office and narrowly misses giving you a new brain piercing doesn’t mean you’ll get to keep it.
That’s the assertion of the property owners who lease an office to the two doctors who almost got beaned in Lorton not long ago. The doctors had planned to donate the meteorite to the Smithsonian in exchange for a courtesy honorarium. In fact, the Smithsonian already has it in their hot little mitts.
Deniz and Erol Mutlu, however, have other plans. They say that established case law makes them the owners of the meteorite.
The lawyers have now gotten involved, so you can be sure everything will all work out cleanly and cheaply now.