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TallPine
February 26, 2004, 07:52 PM
Artificial Leg Used Against Owner

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Ever want to yank off someone's leg and beat them over the head with it? A Virginia man may have done just that.



Police in Fredericksburg have charged Rodney Prophitt, 27, with pulling off his neighbor's prosthetic limb and then striking him with it, reports The Free Lance-Star.

The whole thing started Wednesday evening when Michael Clapp, 38, found a bottle of medicine missing from his apartment. He immediately suspected Prophitt and went next door to ask him about it.

Prophitt responded by knocking Clapp to the floor, then tugging off Clapp's fake leg and hitting him with it.

"At some point," city police spokesman Jim Shelhorse told the newspaper, "Mr. Clapp was able to grab his leg back, get back to his apartment and call 911."

Clapp went to the hospital with a broken nose. Prophitt was charged with felonious assault and petty larceny. Shelhorse didn't know what kind of medicine was taken or why Clapp had an artificial leg.

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pax
February 26, 2004, 09:04 PM
You've gotta be pulling my leg.

A story like that simply doesn't have a leg to stand on.

;)

pax

Kodiak AK
February 26, 2004, 09:09 PM
Sounds like a scene from Clockers

TallPine
February 26, 2004, 09:17 PM
BTW, that was from FoxNews.com

Somehow their header dropped out of the cut-n-paste

Josey
February 26, 2004, 10:18 PM
That is strange. I knew what occurs when a finger is pulled. I now know what occurs when a leg is pulled. I think that fellow should have had a hogleg.

4v50 Gary
February 26, 2004, 10:24 PM
As a young pup, I had to transport a bunch of inmates so I grabbed extra cuffs and leg irons. One old timer looked at me and asked, "What for?" I replied, "policy." He lifted his jumpsuit leg and knocked on it, showing that it was artificial and then he smiled. I put them on anyway stating, "Well, I'm not going to carry these so you'll just have to help me." Boy, do I have bad kharma.:(

El Tejon
February 26, 2004, 10:27 PM
Clockers? No, this is a scene from "Cops"?

Let me guess, two shirtless guys from the South that look like Cledus from "The Simpsons"? Yep, I can see them now:

Jasper Lee Longstreet Lee: "Hey, you sumab***h. You done tooked my brain medicine. I done tole you twicet not to."

Cledus Lee Pickett Lee: "I ain't got no brains. Why come I would stealed your medicine?"

They commence to fussin', feudin' and swingin'. Yeehaw!:D

Oh, wait, when the poor po-po go into that pig pen of a home with the lard-covered wife, the 15 year old with the sideways hat and the unexplained metal in the front yard:

"Offitzer, I can't be understanding why I is arrested. I gots the right to bear arms!":D

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