Weird things out there on E-bay. One of the local radio stations put up an auction a while back (no link, sorry). Here's a condensed story on the background:
During the morning show, the crew used to get a ton of phone calls (song requests, trying to win tickets, etc) from a guy who called himself "Frank-the-bank". Apparently, about 5 years ago the guy held up a bank for $15,000 (got the money). He didn't wear a mask or have a gun. He had a toy gun in his coat pocket to "simulate" the gun, however, and used a ransom note. So Frank got the money and took off ON his getaway vehicle. That's right, ON his vehicle. The getaway vehicle was your standard run of the mill BMX pedal bike.
So Frank got away with the money. He was a free man for about 4 months when the local gov ran a TV ad asking if anyone saw the man, noted by his overly large ears. They (gov) called him the "Big eared bandit". Well, needless to say he was caught.
After he got out of jail, he started calling the station, telling his story. One morning he wanted a pair of Slipknot tickets that weren't being given away. The DJ's said that if he came to the station, on his bike, with a ransom note and "held up" the station, he could have them. Of course, he did it and got the tickets.
Around the same time, the crazy E-bay stuff was going on (Jesus on the door, Mary on the sandwich, etc). The DJ's got the crazy idea to put up Frank's BMX bike with the story behind it...... and, well, it sold for $10,000. ClearChannel ended up donating the money to the local gov and whatnot, but the three of them (2 DJ's and Frank) walked about with a nice piece of it.
So that's my crazy, but true, E-bay story. Sorry to bore you.