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Paul Walker

Sicko Tried Selling Burned Tree Bark From Crash Scene

12/8/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1206-paul-walker-crash-splash-gettySome deranged creep tried to make a quick buck off Paul Walker's death by selling pieces of burned bark he claims he took from the tree Paul crashed into ... TMZ has learned.

The seller says he took 6 pieces of charred tree (pictured below) from the crash site and put them on eBay -- asking for at least $100 per item.

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But we've learned ... the seller had a change of heart (which might have had something to do with the hate mail he got) and he decided to to pull the auction for good.

The seller tells TMZ, "I would like to apologize to the family, friends, and fans of Paul Walker.  At the time I listed the bark for sale, I did not realize the emotional impact it would have."

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CoconutScrimp    

TMZ's daily Paul Walker post. How a long for the days of posts about the Kartrashians.

Well, not really. But give it a rest, TMZ!!

283 days ago
17.

Bob    

lol TMZ is trying to cash in off his death more than anybody

283 days ago
18.

Around The World    

Says the same people who have been continuously exploiting Paul Walker's death: TMZ = HYPOCRITICAL VULTURES!

283 days ago
19.

Nick    

What's worse, selling the bark or using the story to drive hit to a website for an entire week?

283 days ago
20.

Dave    

Tree bark? Really TMZ? You've stooped to a new low if you call that celebrity news.

283 days ago
21.

ponygirl    

It is sad that some people see a tragedy as a way to make a quick buck. But I am glad to see that it also brings out the fact that MOST people are loving and good and are appalled by these types of actions.

283 days ago
22.

agjj16    

You are all trashing tmz for talking about paul walker all week yet you obviously all have been coming to the site for your updated paul walker stories. Why do you chose tmz? Because they are always the most accurate and regardless of what you all think they really don't exploit celebrities. They share accurate newsworthy stories that you all love to inquire about. If you didn't you wouldn't be on their site daily

283 days ago
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ponygirl    

It is sad that in today's society SOME people see a tragedy as a way to make a quick buck. Kudos to those of you who emailed this person...makes me happy to know MOST of us are good and loving.

283 days ago
24.

Vince    

Can we all please move on now? This happened more than a week ago, so can TMZ please stop making this C list celebrity seem like the second coming

283 days ago
25.

BobbyC    

Pretty self-righteous to call someone a sicko trying to profit from the death of a celebrity.

283 days ago
26.

liberal racist    

men were broasted have some respect!

283 days ago
27.

Matt m    

But you know hollywood will try to make a movie of it and make a buck so why not somebody else

283 days ago
28.

Biebersgranny    

TMZ is a bunch of SICKOS too... for keeping on drilling about Paul's death rather than having decency to let their family mourn peacefully. Giving thieves and s*** of the earth 30 seconds of fame is a pure representation of the type of S*** BAGS SICKOS that work at TMZ. ALL of your TMZ STAFF are a bunch of pathetic morons that I would enjoy knocking the crap out of...trust me, I would get ultimate pleasure!

283 days ago
29.

Major Tom    

Who's Paul Walker? Haaa Ha....

283 days ago
30.

PT    

Just good old fashioned capitalism, folks.

283 days ago
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