Buy a piece of The Ryder Cup
By mustang6560 on 11/2/12
Remember Pat Rollins? The state trooper who helped Team Europe win the Ryder Cup by rushing Rory McIlroy to Medinah? Well, apparently, the village of Lombard wants to put Pat's squad car up for auction.
The village of Lombard would like to auction off the squad car Deputy Chief Pat Rollins used to bring European golfer Rory McIlroy to the final day of the Ryder Cup in late September, but trustees first have to decide how Rollins should be able to use its replacement.

Trustee Bill Ware raised concerns last month about the high mileage on the unmarked 2005 Ford Crown Victoria driven by Rollins, questioning how often the vehicle is used for personal trips.

Trustees continued discussions Thursday night, but did not come to a conclusion on whether Rollins should be allowed to drive his squad car back and forth between his home about 10 miles from the limits of the village. Village Manager David Hulseberg said the car used to transport McIlroy cannot be sold until trustees address those concerns and authorize the purchase of a replacement vehicle.
I'm not big on sports memorabilia guy (it's just clutter) but I understand fans love to collect things autographed or worn by their favorite athletes, however, I find it hard to believe someone would be interested in an unmarked cop car because Rory rode it in once.

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[ comments ]
srogers13 says:
You mean you could not picture a bunch of pissed off American golf fans buying the car, then holding a charity fundraiser to sell whacks at the car with a sledgehammer?
C-4 says:
i have a buck for a whack!
Torleif Sorenson says:
srogers13: 1000 points. Good one.
madmx99 says:
maybe the town should do that as a fundraiser for the new car.....Maybe $100 swing
Torleif Sorenson says:
If they want to donate that thing to a deserving, charitable entity, they should donate it to me. I've been without a car since January of 2008, and it sucks. :)
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