BALTIMORE (AP) — A jacket worn by fictional detective Jimmy McNulty in the popular HBO television series “The Wire” has been sold at auction to a real-life McNulty.
The Baltimore Sun reports that a blue jacket worn by actor Dominic West was sold for $3,350 Saturday at the Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School Fall Festival.
West starred as detective Jimmy McNulty in the critically acclaimed drama and the jacket features a “J. McNulty” nametag.
The buyer, Kevin McNulty, has a son named James McNulty, so the nametag fits perfectly.
Series creator David Simon had promoted the auction on his Twitter account. He tweeted that he slipped a bottle of whiskey into one of the pockets and included a signed script in the sale.
Proceeds are going to the Baltimore public education system.
Teamed with a signed Wire script and a fifth of Jamey found wedged in breast pocket, the jacket brought a winning bid of $3,350 from a gentleman actually named Kevin McNulty, and whose son is James. So the nametag will play. Anyway, Baltimore public education thanks all bidders. https://t.co/nqD71RlHHx
— David Simon (@AoDespair) October 13, 2018
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