Man’s Prosthetic Leg Stolen at Eagles Game

Thankfully, it was later returned.

From the annals of “bizarre crimes at Eagles games” comes the story of a stolen leg.


CBS Philly reports:

Police are looking for a woman who allegedly stole the prosthetic leg of a veteran in a wheelchair outside of Lincoln Financial Field.

The victim, Sonny Forriest Jr., who performs for fans outside of the Linc during home Eagles games, tells police he was singing when a group of women surrounded him and one of them took his prosthetic leg that was secured to the back of his motorized wheelchair.

NBC10 reports:

Forriest Jr. said he was then approached by a woman in her 20’s who was wearing Eagles gear.

“She jumped in my lap,” Forriest Jr. said. “She gripped my leg and I didn’t even know it. I looked down and she took my leg! Then she disappeared! A young lady came up, snatched my leg off my chair and took off!”

This quickly became the talk of the Internet, as you can imagine. Deadspin made a report. Twitter crime-solver @FanSince09 swung into action:

There is a happy ending: The leg was found at 1 a.m. at the Fern Rock Transportation Center in Olney.

Even better news? We might finally have a story to replace all those anecdotes about Eagles fans booing Santa Claus.