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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   'Marvel-themed prosthetic leg worth $15K stolen from scene of crash that critically injured pedestrian'   (wfla.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Police, Criminal Investigation Department, Automobile, Prosthesis, prosthetic leg, Detective, Artificial limb, man's family  
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2021-06-08 3:12:08 PM  
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Person of interest
 
2021-06-08 3:38:02 PM  
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2021-06-08 4:05:11 PM  
"Man loses leg in car accident" is too ordinary for an article title, isn't it?
 
2021-06-08 4:07:51 PM  
I hope it kicked the ass of the person who stole it before returning to its owner like a prosthetic Mjolnir.
 
2021-06-08 4:09:08 PM  
As someone with a family member with a prosthetic leg, this is farking sick. Their life is a pain in the ass enough as it is, anyone who steals a prosthetic leg should have their leg cut off. Farking trash.
 
2021-06-08 4:11:21 PM  
So who's fault was it? They say he was at a crosswalk, but also the driver was cooperating which doesn't really happen with drunk drivers or someone who felt like they did something wrong and don't wanna get in trouble.

And how was the leg recovered? Did the person who took it feel guilty? Were they busted with it?

I need more details.

Also, the cop in the pic does not look happy that their claim to fame will be handing over a fake leg with comic characters covering it.
 
2021-06-08 4:11:30 PM  
Someone thought it was a fancy lamp made in Fragilé Italy, couldn't find where the bulb went and dumped it.
 
2021-06-08 4:13:12 PM  

lolmao500: As someone with a family member with a prosthetic leg, this is farking sick. Their life is a pain in the ass enough as it is, anyone who steals a prosthetic leg should have their leg cut off. Farking trash.


What if they're already sans leg?  Maybe it's like Highlander and they steal each other's prosthetics to establish a winner of some taunteen.
 
2021-06-08 4:13:37 PM  

Ghost Roach: "Man loses leg in car accident" is too ordinary for an article title, isn't it?


Yeah I doubt that would have gotten greenlit with the Florida tag.
 
2021-06-08 4:15:11 PM  
Point of order: the leg may have cost15k, but it's not really worth that much to anyone besides the person it was made for.
 
2021-06-08 4:16:30 PM  
Thor is out looking for the perp.  Going to test out his new hammer, Ball Breaker.
 
2021-06-08 4:16:39 PM  
Good thing it wasn't an Ant Man leg otherwise they would never find it!
 
2021-06-08 4:18:07 PM  

RolfBlitzer: Good thing it wasn't an Ant Man leg otherwise they would never find it!


Man, youre crazy.
 
2021-06-08 4:26:50 PM  
$15K!
what are they, Scottish?

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2021-06-08 4:27:32 PM  
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2021-06-08 4:40:55 PM  
Is there really an underground market for second   .. uh.. ..hand ...   prosthetic legs?
I thought they were fairly tailored to fit the owners stump, height, angles of movement, etc..
 
2021-06-08 4:41:38 PM  
I saw that episode of My Name is Earl.
 
2021-06-08 4:45:08 PM  
"Worth" $15k? It might have COST $15k but it definitely was not worth $15k.
 
2021-06-08 4:49:03 PM  
So, they're technically no longer a pedestrian? Or maybe half a pedestrian? I need an answer. Hop to it.
 
2021-06-08 5:08:08 PM  
The leg is customized with Marvel artwork and is worth $15,000

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"With a leg like that, you're almost glad to be an amputee."
 
2021-06-08 5:23:54 PM  

bighairyguy: Thor is out looking for the perp.  Going to test out his new hammer, Ball Breaker.


Eh, that's a bit much.
 
2021-06-08 5:24:20 PM  
If he does not get that back he's going to be hopping mad
 
2021-06-08 5:31:16 PM  
Is the guy ok?
 
2021-06-08 5:32:51 PM  
Police are looking for a man with one leg named Earl.
 
2021-06-08 5:35:14 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Police are looking for a man with one leg named Earl.


And his wife Eileen.
 
2021-06-08 6:20:06 PM  
I'm a horrible human being because I just started laughing uncontrollably at this.
 
2021-06-08 6:59:36 PM  
Valuable prosthetic leg stolen?

Still Game (Winston's leg)
Youtube 2X_f5KWdiL8
 
2021-06-08 7:52:40 PM  
He hasn't got a leg to stand on.
 
2021-06-09 1:19:38 AM  
I'm so old I can remember when kids just shot each other over shoes.
 
2021-06-09 11:03:11 AM  
Cost, not worth. The cost model for artificial limbs is extremely skewed. In the USA you'll pay about $15,000 for a fairly basic below-knee prosthetic leg. The parts and materials cost maybe $2,000. Put it on EBay the next day, you might get $500 for it, maybe. No more than the value of the reusable components, a lot of what goes in is not reusable (fiberglass, carbon fiber, resins, thermoplastics, etc). The difference is labor and services - each one is custom-made, and getting the fit right is tedious and time-consuming - and paying the manufacturers' liability lawyers. There's not even a lot of profit in there.

What do I know? I wear an above-knee version, with a computer-controlled hydraulic knee. It billed at about $60,000, and it doesn't even have fancy graphics on it.

The worth of the thing, though, has little to do with the cost. What is it worth to you to be able to walk across the room, or play chase with your kid in the yard, or go get groceries without a wheelchair? Can you put a dollar figure on it?
 
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