Florida police recover man’s $15,000 customized prosthetic leg stolen after he was struck by car

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Jun. 10 2021, Published 9:41 a.m. ET

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A Florida man suffered life-threatening injuries and had his customized $15,000 prosthetic leg stolen after he was in a car accident.

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On June 7, Christopher Allen Harris, 49, was crossing a street in St. Petersburg using the crosswalk when a person behind the wheel of an Infinity G35 hit him. The impact knocked off Harris’ prosthetic leg, which then struck a second vehicle passing by when the accident occurred, police said, according to Tampa’s WFLA-TV.

The customized leg, which featured artwork of Marvel Comics superheroes, was then stolen from the scene.

“The only thing that I can think is [the person who took it] thought it was funny, [was a big fan of] the Avengers, or thought it was worth money,” Harris’ ex, Carrie Harris, told the station, saying the prosthetic limb was “priceless” to him.

“It’s a person’s leg, it’s a body part, it’s part of who he was,” she said.

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After the theft, family and police asked for the public’s help locating the leg. A person called authorities and said they could find the prosthetic behind a laundromat, where it was hidden among debris.

Harris suffered multiple injuries in the accident.

“He has major head trauma, spinal damage, broken femur, broken hips, everything,” said Carrie Harris. “He was caring, smart, he didn’t deserve for this to happen.”

The driver of the car who hit Harris stopped and is cooperating with the police investigation into the accident, WFLA reported.


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