Every year, the Police department auctions all the bikes and other stuff stolen off the streets but for whatever reason not claimed by their rightful owners. Several times, I have wandered the aisles during the 'media preview', looking for something, anything that somehow might warrant more than the single line "the police auction is on this weekend ...." on the nightly news. Although there's plenty of material up for auction, most is rather ordinary. Tools, a few musical instruments, old computers, bric a brak.
But then I always seem to come across something that makes me wonder, "who would want to steal this?" And the story flows from there. Police Auction