RARA-AVIS: I blame Flannery O'Connor

From: DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net
Date: 22 Feb 2006

Now copycats are taking inspiration from the classics. From Sunday's Washinton Post:

Thefts of Teen's Prosthetic Legs Leave Mother Scratching Her Head Lisa Huff went into her teenage daughters' bedroom on Tuesday to grab a cheerleading uniform and found the room trashed, the work of thieves apparent. But no jewelry was taken; no electronics were gone. The only items missing were two prosthetic legs: one cosmetic, the other specially designed for running. The legs belong to Huff's younger daughter Melissa, a 16-year-old high school softball player who lost a leg when a car hit her two years ago. The athletic prosthesis had been donated as a replacement for one that was stolen from the Huff's Temple City, Calif., home last November. In the first break-in, thieves stole cameras and other valuables along with the leg, which cost $16,000. Then in December, someone broke into the house and stole the family's Christmas presents, Huff said. And now this. The cosmetic leg was worth $12,000. Huff said she cannot imagine why her daughter is being targeted. "It's something going on with her," Lisa Huff said of Melissa, who is using a wheelchair while the family figures out what to do next. "We don't know what, because we didn't think she had any enemies." One decision has already been made, Huff said: "An alarm system went in today."
-- Sonya Geis

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