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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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121.

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.

256 days ago
122.

hehateme    

The truth has been said ... It looks like this one has backfired on you guys, uh? I think we should chuck this one up as fail for TMZ. Lolz

256 days ago
123.

calvIN    

WHY IS ANYONE TRYING TO SELL THIS ****. PEOPLE GET KILLED EVERY DAY IN CAR CRASHES WHAT WAS SO IMPORTANT ABOUT THIS SPEEDING IDIOT. AND WHO THE HELL WAS HE ANYWAY. LOL LOL

256 days ago
124.

tgrfan42069    

the funniest part.the person got hate mail over it. ever notice how the do gooder crowd will threaten to kill someone in a heart beat if someone does something they find that isnt morally right? they have great morals but will send you a death threat or a curse word ridden letter.ironic

256 days ago
125.

Blablabla    

It's always sad when someone passes away... But lets not idolize this man.. He was just an actor... One who dated 16 year olds ( against the law in Ca..), basically a statutory rapist.. When will the new 16 year old hw was courting come out the woodworks?? I'm sure she's one of his dughters friends...

255 days ago
126.

sieben13    

Only in America

255 days ago
127.

Cally    

SICKO is TMZ STILL promoting this story (who the hell is "Paul Walker" - he's no household name, woe the eff cares ? Yet you've published at least TWENTY stories about this guy dying where no-one cares, stories about bits of his car being stolen (and still no-one cares) - really, look at all world media stories, NO-ONE Except TMZ are publishing stories about some no-one called "Paul Walker" dying.

The rest of the world is publishing stories about - oh, I dunno, some guy named Nelson Mandela. But hey, he hasn't starred in some B-list tv-show, so don't you go wasting time on it, TMZ.

Effing pathetic TMZ, even for you!

255 days ago
128.

steve Burrows    

Just looking at the pic above. How on Earth can that tree image be positioned where it is????
Have TMZ photo shopped it?

255 days ago
129.

Bill    

Since when, in this sick society ushered in by conservatives, is money making subordinate to decency?

255 days ago
130.

Tessa    

The seller should have been able to sell a pedophiles accident site tree bark if he wants. If you don't want it don't buy it, simple as that.

255 days ago
131.

John Q    

TMZ, can you please address the painfully obvious irony that you're criticizing someone for trying to profit off the death of a celebrity.

255 days ago
132.

EWFfan    

TMZ calling someone a sicko... That's rich.

255 days ago
133.

shtoog    

How much money is TMZ making in advertising, with your constant reporting of celebrity misfortunes. Seems like all of hollywood is trying to cash in on this…charity my ass!!!

255 days ago
134.

pepperpatch23    

What did you think it'd do make em happy?!?! You knew exactly what you were doing when you cut that bark. It was nothing more than greed and money cause you knew he was famous! You're worse than the people who buy it!!!

255 days ago
135.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

TMZ refers to the guy as a "sicko" then goes on to show us pictures of the burnt bark, which they had to pay for. Sick is as sick does TMZ.

255 days ago
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