Police seek owner of abandoned prosthetic leg

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GLASSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Police in one western Pennsylvania borough are working on an unusual lost-and-found case involving a prosthetic leg.

Glassport police Lt. Ron Benoit (BEN’-wah) tells KDKA-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1o8BNS8 ) that investigators haven’t been able to determine whether the artificial limb was lost or stolen since a motorist found it lying along a road June 21.

Police know the limb’s serial number and say it was manufactured by Hanger Inc., a leading manufacturer of prosthetics. The company won’t release information about the serial number, except for recall notices but police are hoping to use the number and a shoe found on the leg to identify the owner.

The lieutenant says, “It’s an expensive piece of medical equipment. We’d like to get it back to its rightful owner.”


Information from: KDKA-TV, http://www.kdka.com
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