- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A misprinted rug at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has sold for $9,650 after a seven-day online auction.

The green rug displaying a large sheriff’s star was placed a few months ago in the lobby of the new public safety complex, which houses the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

An employee recently spotted a spelling error on the rug. Instead of “In God We Trust,” it said, “In Dog We Trust.” The $500 rug was removed the following day.

On Jan. 15, the auction began with a starting bid of $100. In total, 83 bids were placed. The buyer’s name was not available Wednesday.

Auction proceeds will go to Canine Estates, a Palm Harbor nonprofit for injured and abandoned dogs.

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