Motorized Proctor Recliner Auction

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Here it is, kids. That motorized La-Z-Boy involved in the DWI scandal is up for auction on eBay.

Bid, and bid well. If you win, please come back here with your story.

22 Comments

Chad

about 11 years ago

I hope someone wins it and gives it back to him.

Barrett Chase

about 11 years ago

People are asking questions of the seller on the auction, and that's one of the questions asked -- if it would be legal to give it back to the guy. It's perfectly legal. It seems like that could happen.

It's worth going to the eBay page just to see the large pictures of all the details. The nitrous tank is, unfortunately, just for show.

Bad Cat!

about 11 years ago

Crazy! The chair made news on BBC!!!

@ndy

about 11 years ago

$1,700? Are you kidding me? Who in their right mind would pay that kind of money when they could easily make such a chair from a converted motorized wheelchair for a couple hundred bucks?

Barrett Chase

about 11 years ago

Not to mention, there's four days left for bidding. The bidding has been going kind of crazy. I wonder if it will taper off.

The questions people are asking are pretty funny, as are the answers. The cops are kind of having fun with it.

Q: I was wondering if the foot rest works as I would like to relax when driving the chair. And did the chair have mirror's so if I need to put on make-up when I am in the chair I can see my face.

A: By manually lifting the footrest it does raise up so you can get to the front tires. There is one mirror on the left side and with a little adjustment you should have no problem applying your make-up.

brian

about 11 years ago

Wow. I hadn't seen the photos with all the different views of it. Now that's a vehicle. The pinstriping on the side would make Von Dutch jealous.

Bob Loblaw

about 11 years ago

Asset forfeiture laws suck.

I too hope someone buys it and returns it to its rightful owner.

frank nichols

about 11 years ago

He said he's going to build a newer, better one

mat

about 11 years ago

$10 says the winning bidder never actually pays for the auction. 

have fun eating the closing costs when this thing hits $5k, proctor. you'll eventually get your money back, but it'll take awhile.

heysme

about 11 years ago

It's up to over $3200 right now.
Not everyone gets their vehicle seized after a DWI? Did the level of his blood alcohol cause the police to take the chair?

Shane

about 11 years ago

It was his second DWI, in 10 years, and he had a blood alcohol content of over 2.0, the two things gave his DWI a first degree rating and eligible for vehicle seizure.

Cory

about 11 years ago

What!!!  $37,100

I better start making these things..

Bob Loblaw

about 11 years ago

Shane says: "It was his second DWI, in 10 years, and he had a blood alcohol content of over 2.0, the two things gave his DWI a first degree rating and eligible for vehicle seizure. 


Then the law is wrong and should be abolished.  Does the city of Proctor confiscate the shoes of jaywalkers after the second violation?  The vaginas of prostitutes after two arrests?  The vocal chords of hecklers after the second peace protest?

The man should have to pay to restore the car he damaged and that is all.

Brett

about 11 years ago

Yeah, nice comparison.  Driving a motor vehicle while drunk, and jaywalking.  You are right, exactly the same.

Fail.

TimK

about 11 years ago

He forfeited the chair as part of a plea deal to reduce his fine and/or sentence. He wasn't forced to give up the chair in the strictest sense. He had (somewhat of) a choice.

Bob Loblaw

about 11 years ago

Brett,

I find those two "crimes" similar.  Care to explain why you feel they aren't?

adam

about 11 years ago

For the most part, shoes are not considered a dangerous weapon.

Barrett Chase

about 11 years ago

The bids are now up to $38,100 with two days left of bidding. One would think that people are fraudulently running up the price. But eBay requires a valid credit card and other proofs of ID to prevent such a thing. 

So either these people are bidding legitimately, or else they just don't care that they are fraudulently bidding on an item being sold by a police department.

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. I hope it's real, because I'd like to know who would pay forty grand for a motorized chair.

edgeways

about 11 years ago

Bob: well one seems to be primarily about putting yourself at risk while (usually) sober and able to make rational choices, the other is primarily about putting others at risk, while intoxicated and possessing impaired reflexes.

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

$43,100 with 24 hours to go.

I hear if the winning bidder turns in an old recliner he'll get $8,000 from the federal government, so it won't be quite so expensive.

kokesie

about 11 years ago

I think cities around here could really capitalize on the high percentage of local weirdoes.  The 'deerhumper' made it to Leno.  The DWI 'chair thing' thing went international.  Too bad the 'ballpopper' didn't catch on.

bob loblaw

about 11 years ago

If the chair is so evil that it had to be taken away from this guy, why are they auctioning it off?  Why not just crush it and save society from its menace?

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