(WJBK) - It is being billed as a must-have for any Falcons fan or folks into voodoo, but is this a case of finder’s keepers or something far more unethical?
Up for bid is a lone dreadlock that may have adorned the head of Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley. He supposedly lost one of his two tone locks at Ford Field Sunday in a win against the Lions.
The seller who says he works at Ford Field, found it and put it up on eBay. Bidding started at $1 and shot up quickly and by 7 p.m. Friday the high bid was north of S10,000.
People we talked with had mixed reactions.
"He's an idiot but he's going to be a rich idiot," said one fan.
"That is really crass, I agree with you that's not something you should do. that's somebody's personal, like part of their body," said another.
As the bidding war heated up the listing disappeared and then reappeared late Friday. The high bid now is just a fraction of what it was earlier.
A spokesman for the Lions says after looking into the situation they confirmed the seller is not an employee of the team, stadium or any of its contracted service vendors.
So who is the person peddling a man's hair and how did he or she get on the field to find it? Well, there are a number of non-football related companies that rent office space at Ford Field.
And according to posts on Facebook, a number of people went on a tour of the stadium a few days after the game against the Falcons and it appears they got to walk on the field.
So is it a coincidence someone who works at but not for ford field found that dreadlock? Probably not.
FOX 2 reached out to the seller on eBay but never got a response. As for Atlanta Falcon Takkarist McKinley, at one point during all of this he joked on Twitter about cutting off his dreadlocks and selling them all.