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Posted at 3:28 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Va. buyer gets purse used on Fla. gunman

By Associated Press

The purse a Florida school board member used to smack a man who was holding other board members at gunpoint has been sold to an Alexandria resident for more than $13,000 in an auction.

Authorities say the Brahmin purse Ginger Littleton used Dec. 14 in an unsuccessful attempt to disarm gunman Clay Duke after sneaking up on him sold Wednesday for $13,100 on eBay. The buyer asked to remain anonymous.

The purse manufacturer, based in Fairhaven, Mass., says it will match the bid. That means the charity founded by Mike Jones, the security guard who shot and wounded Duke before he killed himself, will get a total of $26,200 from the sale. The purse is from the discontinued Almond Collection and originally sold for $345.

Information from: WJHG-TV

By Associated Press  | December 23, 2010; 3:28 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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I'm shocked that anyone would pay $345 for a stupid purse. Does it do something special that one costing $25 doesn't do? I might spring for that if it's magical like the one Mary Poppins carries.

Posted by: Nghbrhdwatch | December 23, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Nitpick: Mike Jones is not a security guard. He is in charge of security and safety for the school district. He's a retired police officer, former school board member, and one-time candidate for sheriff.

Posted by: jobeibi | December 23, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

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