Online police auctions

December 18, 2011 7:01:08 AM PST
Back in the days before the Internet, a great place to go buy a bike for your kid was your local police department.

Police departments all over the suburbs would regularly auction off unclaimed bikes and all manner of other things clogging up their storage lockers - for a song.

Police auctions are going the way of the garage sale. They're migrating toward an online auction site. Tara Garcia Mathewson from the Daily Herald ( joined us in our ABC7 studio to tell us about her story.