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Eagles fan steals Vietnam veteran’s prosthetic leg outside stadium

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Oct 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-13 09:54:22-04

PHILADELPHIA — Who would steal a Vietnam veteran’s prosthetic leg?

Police in Philadelphia are looking for a woman who allegedly ran off with Sonny Forriest Jr.’s fake limb outside Lincoln Financial Field during the Eagles game on Sunday night. Forriest often entertains Eagles fans with his singing outside the stadium, according to CNN affiliate WPVI.

Forriest told police that he took off his leg because it was hurting him. It was on his chair when an intoxicated woman who appeared to be in her 20s grabbed it and ran off. She was dressed like an Eagles fan, Forriest told WPVI.

“She said, ‘I will pay you for it.’ I said, ‘That’s all right, baby, go ahead and have a good time,’ and then she disappeared,” Forriest said.

WPVI reports that police found the prosthetic leg on a subway train about midnight. No arrests have been made in the case.

At least Forriest’s team won: The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants, 27-0.