eBay yanks listing for Columbine gunman’s car

/ Source: The Associated Press

A 1982 BMW advertised as once belonging to one of the gunmen in the Columbine High School killings was pulled from an online auction, a spokesman for eBay said.

"If the owner wanted to sell this car, there's nothing stopping them from doing so," eBay spokesman Hani Durzy told the Rocky Mountain News. "They just can't market it as being owned by Dylan Klebold."

Durzy, citing privacy reasons, would not say whether San Jose, Calif.-based eBay would apply any sanctions to the prospective seller, whose handle is "isubars."

"The car was bought without knowing who previously owned it," the seller said on the site. "Once I found out it was Klebold's, I put it up here."

Bidding on the black 320i, which has 144,000 miles, reached at least $1,825 before it was pulled Monday. The seller did not respond to an e-mail request for an interview.

Investigators returned the car to Klebold's family Aug. 2, 2000, once it had "no remaining value" to investigators, said Jefferson County sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

A police report shows investigators seized Klebold's car after Klebold and Eric Harris shot 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves April 20, 1999. Among the items inside the car were two 20-pound propane tanks and seven pipe bombs.

The vehicle identification number for the BMW listed on eBay matches the number on a police report, the newspaper reported.