http://www.ksdk.com/news/crime/article/371331/147/Train-conductor-arrested-for-stealing-horns HOUSTON (KHOU/CNN) - A train conductor was arrested in Houston, accused of an unusual crime. Police allege the man stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of train horns, then sold them online. It's not every day we come across a someone accused of committing a crime involving trains. [Reporter]: "You have any comment, sir? You have any comment?" Union Pacific conductor Robert Hartman was taken to jail by police after detectives from several agencies say he confessed to stealing 53 train horns since 2009. That may not sound like a big deal, but to Union Pacific it certainly is. Hartman's employers say the crime has cost them more than a half million dollars. The horns cost $1,500 a piece, but the time lost because of the thefts is what police say hurt Union Pacific the most. It says every train engine without a horn, has to be idled, taken out of service. The engines had to be lifted off the tracks and taken in for repairs. Police say Hartman, who was reportedly a Union board member at one time, admitted selling the horns on eBay. Investigators say some companies bought, and then sold the horns to people to put on their cars, even though they're too loud to be legal. If convicted, Hartman could get up to 10 years in prison, and be fined thousands of dollars.