STOCKTON, Calif. – A man’s prosthetic leg was stolen after two men attacked him in Stockton, officials said.
Jackie Copland, 49, was on his way to a Walgreens store Wednesday when the suspects attacked him and ran off with his leg, because he didn’t have any money, police said.
“It’s like a brag piece, a trophy,” Copland told Fox 40. “I couldn’t walk home.”
The prosthetic leg is worth $1,500, but is valuable only to Copeland because it was custom made for his body, he said.
“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 and did not release suspect descriptions.