See the update at the end of this post on the winning bid.
ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 12, 3:43 P.M.: A Southern Nevada pawn shop owner is hoping someone will drop a couple thousand on a .38 Special Christopher Dorner reportedly sold to him in January.
Morbid, true, but at least it's not a weapon ex-LAPD cop and former La Palma resident Dorner is accused of using to slay an Irvine couple on Feb. 3 and two Southern California cops shortly thereafter.
After several tense days, Dorner is said by authorities to have shot himself as a Big Bear cabin began burning down to the ground around him.
Gun dealer George Bramlett of Bargain Pawn in North Las Vegas tells the Associated Press he'll donate proceeds from the sale of the gun to the families of the slain officers from the Riverside Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. But the AP reveals those families want nothing to do with that money.
The handgun is said to be worth $250-$300, with bidding at last word said to be closing in on $500, reports the AP.
UPDATE, APRIL 24, 3:50 P.M.: And the winning bid is ... $4,025.
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That's more than 13 times the revolver's value. Hope that means they at least throw in a holster.
Gun shop GM David Bramlett, who we'd guess is related to owner George Bramlett, reports he was surprised at such a high bid for the gun that was sold "as is" but "fully functional." Not that he's complaining.
Spurned by families of Dorner's for proceeds from the sale, the shop had decided to donate the money to a homeless shelter.