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Associated Press, Published November 10 2009

Top bidder for DUI lounge chair backs out

PROCTOR, Minn. (AP) - It looks like the famous motorized recliner that police in northern Minnesota seized after it was driven by a drunken driver won't be going to California after all.

The Proctor Police Department had put the chair on eBay and thought it has sold for $10,999.99 to a California man last week, but on Monday that man backed out of the deal.

On Monday, 24-year-old Clayton Adler of Cupertino, Calif., sent the city an e-mail saying there had been a mistake, he didn't mean to bid so high and he couldn't afford to pay.

Proctor Chief of Police Walter Wobig wasn't amused. He's asked the city attorney to look into the matter.

The chair was built by Dennis LeRoy Anderson. He has pleaded guilty to driving the motorized chair with a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit. Police seized the chair in August.

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