California out to make money any way it can…
California Sells Airport Security Contraband On eBay “That pocketknife you surrendered to airport security screeners might now be tucked away in someone else’s pocket — someone who bought it on EBay. Under the handle CaliforniaGold2000, the state is using the Internet auction house to convert scores of confiscated items to cash. So far, $16,281 has been made selling objects taken from passengers at Oakland and Sacramento airports — the only ones in Northern California to participate in the state program.
Among the oddest items confiscated and sold were at least three circular saws, hatchets, curtain rods and a little girl’s baton, said Robb Deignan, spokesman for the surplus property disposal program, a division of the California Department of General Services.” [Lockergnome]
Somebody see if you can find this stuff on eBay and let me know what you find.