Online auction site eBay took away the chance for sports memorabilia collectors to purchase a truly one-of-a-kind piece of dark history.
TMZ Sports reported Tuesday that the vehicle former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez used while allegedly killing two people in a 2012 drive-by shooting was on sale at eBay. The auction for the 2006 Toyota 4Runner, which has 53,000 miles on it, eventually surpassed $100,000 Tuesday evening.
However by late Tuesday night, the auction had been taken down, as reported by the Boston Globe.
Hit $100,000 bid last night, but the 2006 car allegedly used by Aaron Hernandez, in murders he was cleared of, has been pulled off eBay. pic.twitter.com/fGzHFtGajg— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 3, 2017
According to TMZ Sports, "the person who has the car now is using the fame from the trial to drive up the price of the car." The seller added "the car still has soot from when investigators fingerprinted the car" and also comes with an autographed Hernandez jersey.
Hernandez, who was already serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the death of Odin L. Lloyd in June 2013, was acquitted in the double murder trial but was found hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., just five days later on April 19. His death was ruled a suicide.