(DENVER) — An eBay listing that advertised a custom rubber Halloween mask depicting the accused Aurora, Colo., shooter James Holmes has been removed from the website.
A seller identified as “realface13” posted the ad. Messages sent to realface13 were not immediately returned to ABC News.
By midday Friday, it appeared the posting had been deleted. It’s not clear if it was taken down by the seller or eBay, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Police say James Holmes, 24, armed himself with handguns, a rifle and shotgun before opening fire at a July 20 midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Twelve people were killed, including a 6-year-old girl, and 58 others were wounded.
“SHOCK EVERYONE YOU KNOW!” the eBay ad read. “There is nothing more scary than crawling into James Holmes mind and wearing his face. His ‘soul penetrating eyes’ and ‘The Joker’ orange hair makes this mask the most disturbing object you will ever own. Imagine owning the mask of supposedly the most dangerous mass murderer in US history.”
The posting said the seller won the mask in a high-stakes poker tournament in Europe. The seller said the mask was custom-designed for a private collector, and also made reference to an unidentified documentary it says will be released in 2013.
The starting bid for the Holmes mask was $500, although there were no bids for the item before it was deleted.
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Chuck Johnston, CNN Newswire
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