Motorized La-Z-Boy Up for Auction

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 20, 2009 file photo, a motorized La-Z-Boy chair driven by Dennis Anderson of Proctor was operating when he hit a parked vehicle in August of 2008. Anderson pleaded guilty to a DWI charge. Police are auctioning off the motorized La-Z-Boy lounge chair used by a man who pleaded guilty to driving it drunk. (AP Photo/Proctor Police Department via Duluth News Trubune, File) AP Photo

A motorized La-Z-Boy used by a man who pleaded guilty to driving it drunk is going up for auction. But police say interested bidders need to keep it off the streets.

The chair, powered by a lawnmower engine, comes equipped with a stereo, cup holders and lights.

Police in Proctor, in northern Minnesota, are putting the seized chair up for auction on eBay on Thursday. The proceeds will go to the police, state and the prosecuting attorney.

But Chief Walter Wobig cautions that the chair isn't "street legal," so any buyer should stick to the living room - or at most a parade.

The former owner, Dennis LeRoy Anderson, pleaded guilty this month to operating the chair while intoxicated. His family is also auctioning on eBay an autographed photo of him riding the La-Z-Boy to help with his fees.
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