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article imageVietnam veteran get his prosthetic leg back following theft

By Nate Smith     Oct 14, 2014 in Odd News
Philadelphia - A disabled man has reclaimed his prosthetic limb some 24 hours after it was stolen ahead of Sunday's Giants-Eagles National Football League game in Philadelphia.
Sonny Forriest, Jr. is both a Vietnam veteran and regular tailgater outside Lincoln Financial Field during Philadelphia Eagles games; where he can often be found singing into a microphone from his wheelchair to those passing by.
Occasionally, the war veteran and Eagles fan will apparently remove his prosthetic leg when it becomes too uncomfortable.
Sunday evening while Mr. Forriest Jr. was entertaining sans prosthesis outside the stadium, a woman in her 20s reportedly bumped into him and knocked over the leg. The incident seemed minor enough, the veteran told local Philadelphia media.
Philadelphia Daily News reporter Morgan Zalot (@morganzalot) tweeted about the crime as it broke.
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"She snatched my leg," Mr. Forriest Jr. was quoted saying. "And ran!
"I looked around and, 'Aw, this broad took my leg!'"
All's well that ends well.
The leg was found early Monday morning by a conductor on a public subway line.
The Vietnam veteran doesn't wish for the alleged assailant to go to jail.
"Somebody need to talk to her," Forriest told NBC Philadelphia. "She don't need to go to jail."
According to reports, it was a trio of women that combined to steal the leg.
It's apparently not uncommon for Mr. Forriest Jr., to be without his leg for stretches. He said earlier in the day some people had been "partying" with the leg, but that it was returned.
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