Jesse James Sells Red Baron Plane From Nazi Photo
Is Jesse James trying to capitalize off negative media attention? The West Coast Choppers founder is trying to see the Red Baron replica airplane seen in the background of his now infamous Nazi salute photo, and is using the picture as an advertisement for the sale.
The plane is part of an eBay auction operated by Jesse's company West Coast Choppers, according to TMZ, and has even published an article on their website promoting the sale.
The eBay add reads: "Here is your chance to own a piece of pop culture history. Up for auction is a huge detailed model of the Fokker Dr.I Triplane Flown in 1917 by fame German pilot the Manfred Von Richtofen aka The Red Baron."
Does itts appearance in the infamous Jesse pic make it a piece of pop culture? According to the ad that is exactly the case.
"Pictures of you with it may be worth big bucks someday so bid to win."
Jesse explained the photo as a "joke ... that was funny then."
He also recently opened up in an interview with Nightline owning up to his indiscretions against wife Sandra Bullock and claiming to be the victim of abuse from his father.
When TMZ called to inquire about the auction, they were told the sale is "100% legitimate."
There has been no comment from Jesse's camp at this time.