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Police Auction Motorized Recliner on eBay

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It's back, people!

Have you dreamed of owning the perfect chair? You know, the kind of chair that you don't necessarily sit in because the furniture more accepts you into its loving embrace? And comfort aside, it also holds your beer and takes you out on the open road with the help of a lawnmower engine? Well, here's your chance.

Police in Minnesota are selling a modified recliner after the owner was convicted of DUI. The chair was previously listed on eBay as motorized La-Z-Boy. However, the Proctor police department was forced to repost the item on the online auctioneering site because it wasn't actually a La-Z-Boy-brand chair. Now labeled "the DWI Chair" the modified recliner is back up on eBay and bids are hitting $7,700.

Proceeds will be split between the state of Minnesota, the local victims' advocacy fund, the prosecuting attorney's office and the police department. However, all involved (apart from the buyer, I guess) are probably pretty annoyed that the item had to be pulled and reposted. The bidding on the first posting was well over $40,000.

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    nforce4max , November 4, 2009 6:43 PM
    Sure I will help my self to the evidence locker. :) 
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    megamanx00 , November 4, 2009 6:52 PM
    Hah, yeah heard about that chair a few days ago. Too bad they had to relist it though. Can't believe that drunk idiot crashed such a nice chair. Glad to see where the proceeds are going and I hope whoever gets it has fun with it, well, after they clean the darn thing first of course :D .
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    Manos , November 4, 2009 7:31 PM
    If it wasnt for cops knowing about being Lay-Z big time, who would huh...?
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    Anonymous , November 4, 2009 7:38 PM
    that looks like it was somebodies baby. what I'd like to see more than the auction is the dashboard cam of the DUI stop.
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    PodSix , November 4, 2009 9:21 PM
    god, it's like what stephen hawking would be riding if he was born in the deep south.
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    slipdisc , November 4, 2009 10:29 PM
    Welcome to ebay. And good luck collecting anything near 40k
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    Shadow703793 , November 5, 2009 12:03 AM
    slipdiscWelcome to ebay. And good luck collecting anything near 40k

    If people payed $1000 for a Blended iPhone I won't be surprised if some one spent $40k on it....
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    anamaniac , November 5, 2009 6:18 AM
    anon43289072839that looks like it was somebodies baby. what I'd like to see more than the auction is the dashboard cam of the DUI stop.

    I can imagine that would be quite interesting.

    I'd put a motorcycle engine in it though.
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    sylvia648 , November 5, 2009 8:29 AM
    You go police! America's finest my ass! Seriously a DUI for a lawnmower chair? What the hell do you think someone would do with a motorized chair? Just another way for people in power to take your shit.
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    r0x0r , November 5, 2009 9:25 AM
    slipdiscWelcome to ebay. And good luck collecting anything near 40k


    Quote:
    Police in Minnesota are selling...


    It would take a brave person to fake-bid the police...
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    Zoonie , November 5, 2009 9:51 AM
    That chair is definitly not worth the 10k it's on while I'm writing this. It doesn't even recline anymore :p 

    If people with too much cash really need to get rid of some of their money, they should just donate it to the poor.
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    Anonymous , November 5, 2009 2:15 PM
    Yeah, leave that stinking gasoline engine running in the room while watching your favorite sports!

    Good to have a Carbon monoxide intoxication!
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    ssalim , November 5, 2009 2:58 PM
    What the fuk is that?
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    obsidian86 , November 5, 2009 3:12 PM
    say good bey to standing
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