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Jacket from the 'The Wire' sold at auction to a McNulty

| Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
Actor Dominic West, as Jimmy McNulty, on HBO’s “The Wire.”
Actor Dominic West, as Jimmy McNulty, on HBO’s “The Wire.”
Actor Dominic West, as Jimmy McNulty, on HBO’s “The Wire.”
Actor Dominic West, as Jimmy McNulty, on HBO’s “The Wire.”

BALTIMORE — 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.

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