Veteran’s prosthetic leg stolen outside Eagles stadium, later found

Veteran's prosthetic leg stolen outside Eagles stadium, later found (Image 1)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a prosthetic leg reported stolen from a veteran in a wheelchair outside the Eagles-Giants football game in south Philadelphia was later recovered on a subway train.

Sonny Forriest Jr., who is known for singing for fans outside Phillies and Eagles games, told police that he had taken off his prosthetic leg during his performance.

He said he was packing up to leave when a woman in her 20s wearing Eagles gear who appeared intoxicated approached and took the leg.

Police said a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority conductor found the leg at about 1 a.m. Monday at the Olney station in north Philadelphia.

Investigators said they planned to examine transit station surveillance video to try to identify a suspect. They said it appeared that three women took part in the theft.

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