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Cops Get Teeth Into Case

Grills seized from Tennessee perp hits online auction block


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Cops Get Teeth Into Case

OCTOBER 20--In the market for a set of used grills once worn by a perp? Well, Tennessee cops may have some gold for your cash.

The Nashville Police Department is auctioning a confiscated "set of custom made teeth grills," with the proceeds of the sale earmarked for the Police State Drug Fund. As seen in the accompanying photos, the mouth ornament is adorned with six topaz stones and two citrine stones. The grill is made of 10 karat yellow gold and carries an appraised value of $349.

It is unclear in whose mouth the item previously resided, but the jewelry was most recently stored in the Nashville P.D.'s property room, according to a city worker who assured TSG that the grill had been thoroughly cleaned by a jeweler.

Prospective bidders can inspect the jewelry--but not try it on--at a municipal warehouse between 8 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Thursday. But hurry, bidding closes in six days. (3 pages)