(CBS/AP) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A police cruiser belonging to the force in Ellijay, Georgia was supposed to have been crushed by a towing company, but it ended up on Craigslist instead.
And a man who claims he bought the patrol car online, got pulled over by cops in Tennessee.
Chattanooga police pulled over a driver on Friday night after seeing a Ford Crown Victoria with blue lights and a bumper guard, but with a personal license plate. After stopping the car, police realized the vehicle also had a siren, a dash camera and radar.
The driver, Luke Ridings, said he bought the car online for $4,000, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
The 20-year-old was charged with underage drinking, financial responsibility (try that one on Congress!) and driving an unregistered vehicle. He is free on $1,500 bond.
Chattanooga police took possession of the car that was headed for the trash heap.
Let's see if they can make it disappear.