A Pennsylvania man turned a short jail sentence into a lengthy one thanks for his ill-conceived plan to swap NASCAR memorabilia for the life of a witness.
There are big trades. And then there are big trades.
Detectives in Bedford County, Pennsylvania say Allen Bridges was willing to swap a boatload of NASCAR cards and memorabilia to anyone willing to snuff out a witness in a drug case.
Bridges used his teenaged son as a go-between as he plotted the murder. Unfortunately for him, the trade he thought he’d made with a hired killer turned out to be with an undercover officer.
And so…Bridges’ lifelong collection now belongs to cops and he’s been black-flagged for at least the next nine years.
It’s in the hunt for most bizarre story of the year, and the local paper in Chambersburg, PA has all the details.