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Purse Used to Attack Fla. Gunman Fetches Over $26,000 Total


"That's just amazing."

The purse used to attack a Florida gunman who held a school board hostage has sold for $13,100 on e-bay, but fetched a total of $26,200 after the purse's manufacture agreed to match the winning bid.

Ginger Littleton used the brown Brahmin handbag to hit Clay Duke as he held up the Bay County School Board members at gunpoint on December 14. The money will be donated to the toy charity of the security guard, Mike Jones, who eventually shot Duke.

From the Daily Mail:

The bag was bought by an anonymous user from Alexandra, Virginia, for $13,100 on eBay.

Its maker, based in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, said it will match the bid, meaning the charity stands to get a total of $26,200 from the sale. [...]

The bag was sold to raise money for a charity founded by Mr Jones which restores old bicycles and toys and gives them to needy children in Florida for Christmas.

Brahmin said it would match the bid to recognise Ms Littleton's 'tremendous courage in taking action to stand up for others while risking her own life'.

She told the Walton Sun: 'That's just amazing. I am thrilled to death that the purse will have another life and will do some good in the community.'

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