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Lubbock Police holds auction for vehicles left behind in the city

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The Lubbock Police Department held its monthly auction of abandoned and wrecked vehicles from the city Saturday morning.

Sgt. Corey Nunley said these cars being left behind is a much bigger problem than most think.

"Today, we have 175 vehicles and that's pretty close to our average of what we have to process every month, and those come from the various wrecking services in Lubbock, as well as police department interactions where somebody has been in an accident or was arrested," Sgt. Nunley said. "Then their car gets towed and they just never come to claim it. So it becomes a problem if it all builds up. You know, what would you do with all the cars?"

But Nunley said while these cars may be trash to former owners, they can turn out to be a treasure.

Thus, that is why he said auctions like this are beneficial for both the city and the hundreds of people looking to find a significant bargain.

"If you're willing to do a little bit of work and maybe take a little bit of risk, because everything is sold as is and no guarantee that it's going to be fully functioning, but sometimes you can take a risk and buy a car for a few hundred dollars, whereas at a used-car dealership or on the Internet, you might pay several thousand dollars for that car," Sgt. Nunley said.

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    The Lubbock Police Department held its monthly auction of abandoned and wrecked vehicles from the city Saturday morning. Sgt. Corey Nunley said these cars being left behind is a much bigger problem than most think.

    The Lubbock Police Department held its monthly auction of abandoned and wrecked vehicles from the city Saturday morning. Sgt. Corey Nunley said these cars being left behind is a much bigger problem than most think.

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