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OKLAHOMA CITY -- An unusual break-in Thursday morning left one local store owner scratching his head.

Thieves smashed the front window of New World Comics but, according to the store's owner, Buck Berlin, only took a two-foot-tall rubber Godzilla figure.

"It's worth maybe $30," Berlin said.

The item was a strange target for thieves since the store also had several comic books with $100 price tags.

The alarm company called Berlin shortly after 5 a.m. and when he got to the store, he didn't notice anything missing except Godzilla.

"The police right now are thinking that kids smashed through the window and got scared once the alarm went off and grabbed the first thing that they could get," Berlin said.

Berlin also said he hasn't ruled out super villain involvement.

"Probably the Joker [did it]," Berlin said. "You know, he saw my cool Batman shirt."

Buck's asking Oklahoma's other costumed avengers to keep their eyes peeled for a super villain with unusual tastes.

This Saturday is one of the biggest days of the year for comic book stores, Free Comic Book Day.

Buck said despite the break-in, he's going to keep the store open.

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