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Chicago-area 'Car Kabob,' from 'Wayne's World,' is up for auction

BERWYN, Ill. &

A towering sculpture of eight cars made famous in the movie "Wayne's World" is up for sale on eBay.

The suburban Chicago landmark is named the Spindle and features cars from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s skewered on a metal spike.

Bids open at $50,000, and the auction closes Thursday. The eBay listing says it will cost $100,000 to ship the 50-foot structure.

The Spindle &

also known as the "Car Kabob" and the "Eight Car Pileup" &

draws fans of the 1992 comedy starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.

Berwyn residents are divided on what to do with the structure, which is covered with rust and pigeon droppings. It was supposed to be dismantled last year to make way for a pharmacy, but preservation groups formed and protested.

California artist Dustin Shuler built the piece in 1989.

Store clerk foils would-be robber, pelts him with cans of tobacco


A cigarette store cashier has snuffed out a robbery.

Police said a masked man flashed a knife at the Cigarette Outlet on Friday and forced one employee to the floor, then demanded money from another worker, Ruth Wright.

Instead of cash, Wright threw two cans of chewing tobacco at the robber, and one hit him in the face.

Officers said a customer then tackled the man, but the robber broke free and bolted out the door.

A cashier, Kittie Peacock, said the store had been robbed at least once before.

"" The Associated Press

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