Bomb squad vehicle among cars, trucks, other items auctioned off at Pittsburgh airport

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — More than a dozen vehicles abandoned at Pittsburgh International Airport went up for auction this weekend.

Fifteen vehicles were up for grabs Saturday, and there was a wide range of makes and models -- even some county vehicles, like a bomb squad vehicle.

Older vehicles, such as a 1993 Ford Tempo, were included, but there were some newer ones, too, such as a 2015 GMC Sierra Denali. Not all the vehicles run, though.

PHOTOS: Cars, trucks, electronics and more going up for auction at Pittsburgh International Airport

Each of the vehicles were left behind in the airport’s parking lot. After 45 days, vehicles are reported to Allegheny County police and if they can’t get hold of the owner, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation takes over, reaching out to the title holder. If nothing comes from that, the vehicles are put in storage and eventually auctioned off.

“You know, sometimes we can’t get ahold of the owners at all. We don’t know what the story behind it is. Sometimes the fees and the parking fees and the storage fees are so high that people just think it’s not worth it to come back and get their cars,” Matt Neistein, Allegheny County Airport Authority communications manager, said.

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