Yeah, I guess he should … Man gets top secret fighter jet’s canopy and now selling it on eBay for $620,000
How did this man get his hands on a top secret part, the bloody entire canopy of a United States Navy secret plane? Did he steal it? Did he find it somewhere in the Nevada desert?
No, he just bought it for a song: $2,331.68
And it was completely legal. Kettleman, who buys and sells aircraft parts on the web for collectors, found it on GovDeals, a web site that “provides services to various government agencies that allow them to sell surplus and confiscated items via the Internet.” Apparently, someone in some Pentagon office thought it was safe to sell an entire canopy of a plane that was kept under top secret and never saw the light.
The only contact person listed in the GovDeals page for this item is someone called Susan Ticen, “an inspection, or for questions.” who has a Purdue University email address.
eBay and GovDeals, Avenger II Wikipedia page via The Dew Line via Gizmodo