Updated:PITTSBURGH (AP) (AP)ong> - It's like throwing money out the window, only backward.
The brick a vandal tossed through a South Side printing shop's window Monday night fetched its new owner more than $1,000 in an impromptu auction Tuesday.
Business owner Dan Rugh said what was initially a frustrated joke turned into a big moneymaker, with people and businesses alike pitching in prizes. One woman offered tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game, a brewery offered a free tour, and restaurants donated gift certificates.
The final $1150 bid for the brick came in at 11:59 p.m. Donations totaled about $1000 more.
The window cost only $425 to fix so Rugh and his partner said they'll donate the rest to charity.
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