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Purse Used In Bid To Stop Fla. School Board Gunman Raises $26K For Charity

Ginger Littleton approaches gunman Clay Duke from behind. Panama City, Fla., Dec. 14, 2010. Frame grab, WJHG.com hide caption

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Frame grab, WJHG.com

Ginger Littleton approaches gunman Clay Duke from behind. Panama City, Fla., Dec. 14, 2010.

Frame grab, WJHG.com

Her bravery — and her purse — became famous last week when Panama City, Fla., school board member Ginger Littleton tried to whack the gun out of a man's hand as he waved it toward other members of the board.

Now, reports a Panama City TV station, "the Salvage Santa program, which was started 27 years ago by Mike Jones, is $26,200 richer this morning following a NewsChannel 7 eBay auction of the famous purse."

Mike Jones is the school security guard who shot gunman Clay Duke during the incident — which ended when Duke killed himself. No one else was injured.

An anonymous eBay bidder paid $13,000 for the purse last night. That amount was matched by the Fairhaven, Mass., company that manufactured the bag.

Jones' Salvage Santa charity has a website here. It reconditions bikes and toys for kids.