FRUITLAND, Md. - A dreary day on Delmarva didn't stop the fun of an auction. On Saturday, the Fruitland Police Department hosted a public police auction, drawing hundreds from across the Eastern Shore and beyond.
Early morning, the cars pulled in just as the bids took off. There were trinkets and toys, both small and large. Chief Brian Swafford says everything sold was a part of the department at one point - from once-stolen and unclaimed tools and bikes to even former patrol cars that many showed up for, hoping to get their hands on.
"Pretty much you name it. If it doesn't have any more use to us it's out here," Swafford said. "There's samurai swords. There's all kinds of stuff."
Swafford says all the money will go right back to the town. He adds this year was their first year doing a live auction as opposed to an online auction.