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Ga. police cruiser headed for trash heap turns up on Craigslist

When police in the city of Ellijay, Ga. (pictured above) tried to get rid of a patrol car, somehow it wound up on Craigslist instead

(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.