Panama City Beach Police to Hold Auction

Bargain hunters have a chance to pick-up a few deals tomorrow. The Panama City Beach Police Department is holding its annual auction, and there are a few items that most people only dream of being able to own.

Bikes, purses, office chairs, cars are just some of the items you can buy Saturday during the Panama City Beach Police Department's annual auction.

Chief Drew Whitman says, "Some of the other property is out there from stuff we recovered from seizures, from drug cases - and some are just property someone's never come for."

One item this year is sure to attract a lot of attention...a firetruck. "We've sold firetrucks before, we've sold old beat up cars before, all kinds of odds and ends," says Whitman; but in his 24 years of attending the beach auction he's only seen one fire truck sold to a small company in Alabama.

"It doesn't matter who buys it. Anyone who wants to bid on it, highest bid wins. So whoever wants the fire truck and has the most cash is the one that drives it out tomorrow."

There's also several old police cars and three cars seized from drug defendants. In years past, the Beach Police Department has brought in more than $100,000 dollars. This year, they're expecting between $50,000 and $70,000. The money will go into the city's general fund.

The auction will take place at the Beach Police Department.
Registration begins at 7am.


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