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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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christinastans24    

please honor family and never stop loving and invent fire proof, interior money goes back I don't want invention thank-you. and automatic door open car stops , god loves us protect us!

298 days ago
107.

GossipJunkie    

Paul Walker was in his 30s and hooked up with a 16 year old. I guess doing charity work and being pretty makes up for being a pervy predator.

297 days ago
108.

elvisthree16    

What sort of sick freak would exploit celebrities and celebrity death?

297 days ago
109.

charlie    

i dont see nothing wrong with selling them burnt up tree bark ,its no different than selling a story at the newsstand

297 days ago
110.

elvisthree16    

What sort of sick freak tries to profit off of exploiting celebrities and celebrity death? I am disgusted.

297 days ago
111.

Observer999    

Are you that clueless, TMZ? He's not nearly as sick as you guys are, milking this dude's death for all its worth, just to get page views and up your ad rates. You're parasites and you MUST know that.

Report his death, sure, and a couple of follow-up stories, but you guys (and CNN) have gone completely overboard and need to take a look at yourselves in the mirror.

297 days ago
112.

Dano    

Really? they are making a big deal about bark from a tree from a crash of who? Get a life people he's a actor who has nothing to do with your life. I understand the family's point of view, but some loser who just idolize's a actor?

297 days ago
113.

Taylor jade    

No worse than the sick ass people who were selling burnt up stuff from the world trade center, etc. from 9-11.

297 days ago
114.

Neuticles    

"Some deranged creep..."

Well TMZ has been "reporting" every detail and TMZ makes money from its stories so who is the "deranged
creeps"?

Mainsrream media reported it and that was that but
TMZ is milking the cow dry on this one.

297 days ago
115.

Carlos Nells    

So mainstream media sells every gun massacre over and over...hanging around victims homes and taking pictures then selling the 'story' they invent...but it's immoral for somebody to sell some tree bark...there's only one occupation that is rated lower than a politician and that's journalism.

297 days ago
116.

Carlos Nells    

So mainstream media sells every gun massacre over and over...hanging around victims homes and taking pictures then selling the 'story' they invent...but it's immoral for somebody to sell some tree bark...there's only one occupation that is rated lower than a politician and that's journalism.

297 days ago
117.

BIG AL    

That is the American way. Capitalism.

297 days ago
118.

steve    

So, the guy should have waited a few more days or weeks, or at least after the funeral??

297 days ago
119.

MGFunk    

Deranged creep for trying to make a quick buck?! Blasphemy!

297 days ago
120.

Doug    

Like others here I find it humorus that the well respected "TMZ" even has an opinion on this. With their track record I would have thought they would buy them for some sleezy photo-op. TMZ is the modern "National Inquirer" that we used to see at the check out isle of the grocery store.

297 days ago
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