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James Holmes mask yanked from eBay

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AURORA, CO (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) A Halloween mask that was briefly listed for sale on eBay sparked outrage on Friday.

The mask is nearly identical to James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more inside a crowded movie theater in Aurora, CO this summer. With bright orange hair and a confused look on its face, the mask mimics the first mug shot released of Holmes shortly after the massacre.

FOX 31 in Denver posted the entire ad for the shocking mask on their website.

"There is nothing more scary than crawling into James Holmes mind and wearing his face. His ‘soul penetrating eyes' and ‘The Joker' orange hair makes this mask the most disturbing object you will ever own," reads the description.

The mask carried a whopping $500 price tag.

The seller's profile was reportedly created on Sept. 2, 2011, but has only attempted to sell the mask. FOX 31 reports that the mask's listing has since been taken down from eBay.

The auction website released a statement to the media on Friday regarding their decision to pull the mask's listing.

"Out of respect for victims of violent crimes, eBay does not allow listings that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering," the company said.

Full description as reported by FOX 31:

Halloween is only a month away. SHOCK EVERYONE YOU KNOW! He was referred to as "The Joker", "The Dark Knight Shooter," "The Ilama," "The Extraordinary Gifted" but his real name is JAMES HOLMES! There is nothing more scary than crawling into James Holmes mind and wearing his face. His "soul penetrating eyes" and "The Joker" orange hair makes this mask the most disturbing object you will ever own. Imagine owning the mask of supposedly the most dangerous mass murderer in US history. This is a high quality latex rubber mask which was custom designed for a private collector overseas. I won this mask playing high stakes poker tournament when I was in Europe. I guaranty you that this is the only mask in the world and it is practically priceless because it was used in the production of the most controversy documentary which will come out in 2013. This mask is sold as is and there are no returns. If you have 0 feedback and you are interested to bid on this item you have to contact me first. I will ship the mask immediately after I receive the payment. Good luck!

To read more head to FOX 31's website.

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