A month before he set off on a rampage gunning down law enforcement officers in Southern California, ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner walked into a North Las Vegas pawn shop and sold a .38 revolver for $50.
Now the shop, Bargain Pawn, has put the gun up for sale in an online auction, hoping to donate proceeds to victims’ families.
Three days into the two-week auction, 18 bidders had driven the price up to $585 as of midafternoon Friday.
“Appears to have been refinished and exterior is in very nice shape,” reads the posting, accompanied by a surveillance camera image of Dorner and a copy of the sale ticket with his signature. “Appears to be fully functional.”
George Bramlett, the shop’s owner, said he knew the gun would become a collector’s item after his son, who handled the sale, recognized Dorner on the news. He said he decided to auction it off as a community service to benefit those affected by Dorner's actions.