Chicago Police Station For Sale on Fake Ad

A fake ad was placed on Craigslist selling the police station for $50

By Sandra Torres
|  Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012  |  Updated 10:18 AM CDT
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A fake ad on Craigslist offered the Harrison Area Detective Division, which is now closed, for $50.

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A Chicago Police station was up for sale on Craigslist this week, but it was simply a false ad.

The advertisement offered the Harrison Area Detective Division, which is now closed, for $50, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The bureau on Harrison Street and Kedzie Avenue was closed on Sunday as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close the city's budget gap.

"The Area 4 Detective Division has been evicted due to a haphazzard re-structuring plan. … If interested call Gary @ 312-746-6000," said the ad on craigslist, referring to police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, according to the Tribune.

The ad also listed "cheesy 1960's-style neckties, old sport jackets and rusty file cabinets."

Harrison District Police Lt. John Andrews told the Chicago Tribune that it appeared to be joke.

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