You can buy a police surveillance van on eBay


A woman named Renee McLaughlin recently bought a fully equipped police surveillance van from the U.S. Forest Service at a government surplus auction. And now she’s selling it on eBay.

The van comes with most of the electronic surveillance equipment intact: “four cameras, video and audio recording equipment, external microphones, TVs, solar panels, a heating and air conditioning unit that can run without the engine on.”

It even has a periscope.

And the van itself is a Faraday cage, with a built-in metal mesh enclosure.

Police say owning the van is legal, as long as you don’t use it for surveillance.