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Robbers steal man's prosthetic leg because he had no money

February 23, 2013 |  2:29 pm
Man’s leg stolen in Stockton robbery

Robbers stole a Stockton man's prosthetic leg this week, officials said.

The victim was on his way to a Walgreens store Wednesday. Police say two men attacked him and ran off with his leg because he didn’t have any money.

“It’s like a brag piece, a trophy,” Jackie Copland, 49, told Fox 40. “I couldn’t walk home.”

Copland says his prosthetic leg was worth $1,500 but is valuable only to him because it’s customized to his body.

“I’ve needed it ever since I was shot in the leg nine years ago,” Copland said. “I don’t have the money [to replace it]. I have a granddaughter to take care of. That’s what’s on my mind right now.”

Police have not made any arrests.

-- Fox 40

Photo: Jackie Copland. Credit: Fox 40