DUNWOODY, Ga., July 9 (UPI) -- Police in Georgia said they are auctioning off a baseball signed by Clint Eastwood to benefit the state's Special Olympics program.
Dunwoody police said Eastwood signed three baseballs for officers while filming the upcoming movie "Trouble with the Curve" with Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams in April, and one of the balls will be put on eBay to benefit Special Olympics of Georgia, WXIA-TV, Atlanta, reported Monday.
"We approached him about signing baseballs for the Special Olympics work that we do at the police department, and he gladly did," Dunwoody police Sgt. Fidel Espinoza said.
"He was just very down to earth, very approachable," Espinoza said. "We were most impressed with that."
Espinoza said Eastwood also agreed to pose for pictures with officers.
"He began talking to us about his work as the honorary chair of the National Law Enforcement Museum and Monument in Washington," the sergeant said.
Police said the ball will come with a "certificate of authenticity" signed by Dunwoody police Chief Billy Grogan.
|Additional Odd News Stories|
ANAHEIM, Calif., May 25 (UPI) --Disneyland and California Adventure Park in Anaheim kicked off its summer season by staying open for 24 hours straight, park officials said.
LONDON, May 25 (UPI) --About 2,000 protesters chanted and waved flags Newcastle, England, Saturday, in response to the grisly slaying of a soldier by Islamists.
LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) --A hamburger brand known for its size and its status among celebrities, Fatburger, is about to go national, said the company, which was started in California.