Paul Walker's suspected crash sunglasses up for sale

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Paul Walker, shown in 2011, died in a November car crash.

 


 


(USA TODAY) In Hollywood, there's shameless behavior, and then there's soulless behavior.

An auction underway on BidAMI.com just might fall into the latter category.

An anonymous seller has put up for auction items he says he took from the November crash site of Paul Walker's Porsche, including a fire extinguisher, bits of debris and, most disturbingly, what he says are the Maui Jim sunglasses the actor was wearing.

To authenticate the sunglasses, "we photo-matched them to the one's Paul was wearing (that day)," Kieta, an acquisitions specialist atBidAMI.com who did not disclose her last name, told the New York Daily News. After crashing yesterday, the site has extended the sale to March 27. Nonetheless, as of Thursday afternoon, there were only four bids on the items, topping $1,572.

As for the morally suspect nature of the sale, Kieta told the News the seller, who says he found the glasses in an ivy bush near the wreckage, comes from a "place of respect."

"He wanted to do this for good, not anything disrespectful," she said. The online auction description says, "a portion of the proceeds will benefit savethemustangs.org." As of Friday morning, savethemustangs.org was a dead link.

A poll on the auction page asks whether these pieces should be auctioned. So far, 83% of respondents say no.

By Olivia Barker, USA TODAY

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