O.J. Simpson has returned to the public’s eye after being granted parole last month. He’ll soon be a free man again, and now his former agent Mike Gilbert wants to capitalize on Simpson’s return to the spotlight by selling the infamous getaway Ford Bronco from Simpson’s infamous 1994 police chase on the 405 freeway.
Gilbert took the car, which he’s kept locked away for 22 years, to History Channel’s Pawn Stars for an episode that will air Monday. And he’s got a high asking price of $500,000. The most expensive exchange in the history of the show is $128,000.
Here’s a clip of the upcoming episode, via TMZ Sports:
Pawn Stars personality Rick Harrison, who co-owns the pawn shop, expressed some mixed feelings over bringing the car on the show. He said in the past he’s turned down Simpson-related items because he hates “stuff like that in my store.” From Fox News:
“Not many people realize it’s for sale … and I just thought it was a really cool thing to put on the show,” says “Pawn Stars” personality Rick Harrison, who co-owns World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. “I never glorify gangsters or murderers on the show … and I think OJ is a douchebag … who did some really bad things. I’m a dad with six kids and I’m trying to teach each of them a little bit of morality.
“But I felt it would be good for the show and I figured I’d give it a shot.”
“I’ve been offered some OJ stuff over the years and I always tell people to go someplace else,” Harrison says. “I hate stuff like that in my store. This is one of the most conflicted episodes we’ve done.”