PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Magazine’s Victor Fiorillo covered the auctioning of former local sportscaster Don Tollefson’s storage lockers. He talked to Chris Stigall about it on Tuesday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
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“It was a big thud,” is how Fiorillo described the events at a storage facility on Delaware Avenue.
Fiorillo said he befriended one of the winning bidders and sorted through the winnings with him afterwards. Unfortunately, he was not impressed with what was inside.
“When they opened the gate of the first one, it was pretty packed out to the front of the unit where you couldn’t get in and see anything. It looked most like trash. The other unit looked a little bit more promising, but frankly, they were both filthy. They both looked like they were owned by a hoarder. They both had obvious signs of animals being in there. It pretty disgusting,” he said.
There was nothing of any real value inside the lockers, which were put up for auction after the rental fee was not paid.
“Right at the front of one unit was an almost empty clear jar of Progresso white clam sauce. There was a box that had ripped up paper. Sitting on top of the box was a used Speed Stick deodorant. It was really bizarre…There were dozens of packs of white stirrup socks that were new in the package. Why would you have those in there? We found checks from one of the charities that was involved with his current problems,” Fiorillo added.
The two storage lockers, plus a Chevy Blazer, sold for a total of $875. Tollefson is still being held in a Bucks County jail, so far unable to post the required $10,000 bail.