Update: Chief Carmichael reported the cost as $3533.41. So the winner is longtime commenter “Fishwrapper” at $3768.79, runner up is Amy Adams at $3137. Congrats to you both, please contact our swag office with a mailing address, or if you prefer the location of a dead-drop site far from security cameras.
For the record it’s not actually paint, it’s some sort of peel off vinyl. Better than what once covered the roof of my 74 El Camino, I hope.
Update: UOPD Chief Matt Carmichael just called in to the UO M hotline with the answer, to the penny. I want to thank him for
a) Fixing the famously problematic UO police department, and in short order too.
b) Offering to explain why they pimped out their ride, and then just laughing and giving me the cost when I told him “thanks, I’ve already heard enough crap today”.
I don’t think I’m giving too much away by saying the cost (x100 to get rid of the decimal) is a prime number. Feel free to revise and resubmit your guesses. I’ll keep the contest open until Noon tomorrow. Sorry Matt you’re not eligible, and couldn’t they have thrown in some hubcaps?
9/26/2017: Submit your entries as pseudonymous comments. The winner will be whoever is closest to the number given by UOPD spokesperson Kelly McIver:
Hi Kelly, I’m writing as UO Matters guy, wondering if you can tell me how much the paint job for this truck cost: http://uomatters.com/2017/09/bloated-uo-police-department-has-money-to-burn.html
Thanks, Bill Harbaugh
UO Employees with BANNER access or inside knowledge not eligible to win.
9/21/2017: UO Police Department’s bloated budget has money to burn on Duck crap.
Thanks to Dog for the evidence: