Disgraced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford releases bobblehead doll
Hundreds of people queued up at Toronto City Hall on Tuesday to buy a limited edition bobblehead of Mayor Rob Ford.
Before the afternoon, some of the dolls were on sale on eBay for almost ten times the original asking price.
Ford, who insists he won’t step down, was on hand to sign dolls but avoided reporters’ questions.
The sale of 1000 Robbie Bobbies was conceived before Ford admitted last week that he had smoked crack cocaine in a drunken stupor.
The 6 inch high dolls cost 20 Canadian dollars with proceeds going to United Way charity.
The Mayor’s admission that he smoked crack came 6 months after the Toronto Star and media blog Gawker said they had seen a video of the Mayor taking the drug.
Last week, the Star bought a separate video that showed Ford in an expletive laden rant making unspecified threats and pounding his hands together. Ford apologised and admitted he was extremely inebriated.
The Mayor’s faced increasing calls to resign or take a break in the wake of the drug admission.
The City Council is today considering a non -binding motion urging him to take a leave of absence.