Sidetracks - Police need a hand to fi...

Sidetracks - Police need a hand to find stolen limbs

There are 18 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Aug 22, 2007, titled Sidetracks - Police need a hand to find stolen limbs. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

Police are looking for a hand - well, actually an arm and a leg - in solving the theft of prosthetic limbs from a local business.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at KUSA Denver.

jag

Denver, CO

#1 Aug 23, 2007
why woul anyone want to steel a arm and a leg???

Since: Jul 07

Portsmouth, NH

#2 Aug 23, 2007
jag wrote:
why woul anyone want to steel a arm and a leg???
for the money, or because they are just plain mean.
Crazy

Denver, CO

#3 Aug 23, 2007
So they had to be told once that they were losing a limb, now they have to be told that they've lost their fake limb.
Eds

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Aug 23, 2007
Maybe because they are ignorant Mexicans and they thought they could use them to clean more toilets?

“OWNERS CHOICE = PATRONS CHOICE”

Since: Jun 07

United States

#5 Aug 23, 2007
I'm glad that at least she sees the humor in it...
Newly Homeless

AOL

#6 Aug 23, 2007
jag wrote:
why woul anyone want to steel a arm and a leg???
Because they wanted a bit of vacant real estate but the seller told them "well, it's going to cost you an arm and a leg"
nowwhat

United States

#7 Aug 23, 2007
Check e bay or craigs list
Kathleen Besaw

Graettinger, IA

#9 Aug 27, 2007
This is regarding the articles about the stolen arm and leg in Iowa. Although I was never contacted by the prosthetic doctors asking if I wanted to speak out about this insedent I was contacted by them stating my arm had been stolen. Yes it was mine. I had waited 30 years to recieve my arm. I had it for a week and it needed some adjustments at Tom's office and it got stolen before I could get it back. Until now at the age of 30 I did not have insurance that covered a prosthetic so I just learned to cope with my disability. And no matter where I moved I was denied Social Security as well. Actually I am now on a over 3 year process trying to appeal Social security's decisions...but nothing yet. I guess missing part of my arm and having no hand isn't enough for them. While people everyday that don't deserve it , get it. As if it's not hard enough being a mother of two with a disability.. I also have a son with a disability.
But I'm getting off the subject of my arm. At first I was amused that anyone would steal my arm and the other woman's leg... after a day or two to think about I felt quite violated. I mean after so many years of waiting I finally had it and then it was gone. I tell you if they catch the person/s responsible I plan onpressing charges. Thank you for listening to my comments on the matter.
Kathleen Besaw
Graettinger, Iowa
Carissa Renken

Jerseyville, IL

#10 Mar 18, 2008
When you told me the story of you arm at the ranch I didn't really know what to think. i couldn't imagine how you must have felt, waiting so long for your arm only to have it stolen. All for what was probably just some sick idiots amusement. I have to say it was truly incredible to hear about how you have managed to deal with your disability and how you accept it and embrace it. AMAZING! What you lack in your arm and hand you definitely make up for in spirit and personality :) Glad I came across this little posting spot!
Creamed Fetus on Toast

San Jose, CA

#11 Mar 18, 2008
jag wrote:
why woul anyone want to steel a arm and a leg???
Would I "steel" an arm and a leg? Wood eye? Wood eye?!!

“Truth, Justice”

Since: Dec 07

and the American Way

#12 Mar 18, 2008
Remember on "Friends" when Ross used the girls leg for firewood?

Since: Mar 08

Ravena, NY

#13 Mar 18, 2008
Creamed Fetus on Toast wrote:
<quoted text>
Would I "steel" an arm and a leg? Wood eye? Wood eye?!!
Peg leg! Peg Leg. Love that joke.
Purple Gurl

Asheboro, NC

#14 Mar 18, 2008
hubba hubba wrote:
<quoted text>
for the money, or because they are just plain mean.
I would say more for the meanness or as a souvenir. Prosthetics are about like glasses and dentures. They are made custom for the particular patient, so I doubt you can make much money off of a prosthesis. If it fits nobody, it won't sell.
you are gutter wash

United States

#15 Mar 19, 2008
Creamed Fetus on Toast wrote:
<quoted text>
I find your name totally disgusting and have turned you in for it.

Since: Mar 08

Ravena, NY

#16 Mar 19, 2008
Purple Gurl wrote:
<quoted text>
I would say more for the meanness or as a souvenir. Prosthetics are about like glasses and dentures. They are made custom for the particular patient, so I doubt you can make much money off of a prosthesis. If it fits nobody, it won't sell.
Hey, PG. Unfortunately, hubba hubba is no longer here. I miss her, she was a lot of fun. You would've liked her. Just disappeared.
Purple Gurl

Asheboro, NC

#17 Mar 19, 2008
proteroglyph wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, PG. Unfortunately, hubba hubba is no longer here. I miss her, she was a lot of fun. You would've liked her. Just disappeared.
Sorry to hear that. I didn't notice that this post was so old.
kathleen besaw

Lovington, NM

#18 Jun 16, 2008
Thank you for your post Carrissa. It was great meeting you guys too. hope to hear from you too.
Kat & Nate
Morris Bedda

Mason City, IA

#19 Jun 16, 2008
Kathleen Besaw wrote:
This is regarding the articles about the stolen arm and leg in Iowa. Although I was never contacted by the prosthetic doctors asking if I wanted to speak out about this insedent I was contacted by them stating my arm had been stolen. Yes it was mine. I had waited 30 years to recieve my arm. I had it for a week and it needed some adjustments at Tom's office and it got stolen before I could get it back. Until now at the age of 30 I did not have insurance that covered a prosthetic so I just learned to cope with my disability. And no matter where I moved I was denied Social Security as well. Actually I am now on a over 3 year process trying to appeal Social security's decisions...but nothing yet. I guess missing part of my arm and having no hand isn't enough for them. While people everyday that don't deserve it , get it. As if it's not hard enough being a mother of two with a disability.. I also have a son with a disability.
But I'm getting off the subject of my arm. At first I was amused that anyone would steal my arm and the other woman's leg... after a day or two to think about I felt quite violated. I mean after so many years of waiting I finally had it and then it was gone. I tell you if they catch the person/s responsible I plan onpressing charges. Thank you for listening to my comments on the matter.
Kathleen Besaw
Graettinger, Iowa
Bet you'd give your right arm to be ambidexterous!

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