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Anne Erickson


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 04: A Batmobile replica is displayed during the opening of the new exhibit "Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles Of Science Fiction And Fantasy" at Petersen Automotive Museum on May 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Butterfield/Getty Images)

If your dream is to own a real-life Batmobile, DeLorean from “Back to the Future” or Ecto-1 from “Ghostbusters,” this is your lucky day. If you have a lot of cash, that is.

As the story goes, Ryan Sheridan, an Ohio man now in jail for fraud, used his fortune to purchase a 1981 Delorean that he made into a vehicle that that looks like the famed “Back to the Future” time machine. It doesn’t stop there. He also purchased a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic that he crated into a Batmobile and a 1959 Cadillac that he made into the “Ghostbusters” vehicle.

He’s in jail now for overbilling Medicaid via a fake rehabilitation center that he operated, and now, those cars are up for auction.

“These three flashy cars are an example of the ill-gotten gains obtained with the tens of millions of dollars that Ryan Sheridan stole from Medicaid, and therefore American taxpayers,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said in a statement, also saying, “The U.S. Marshals routinely sell vehicles, real estate and other assets in order to return proceeds to victims of federal crimes.”

The auction will take place at Skipco Auto Auction in Canal Fulton, Ohio, beginning at 9 a.m. on August 1. It will also be simulcast online, with registration closing on July 31.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal music, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings.