Re: RARA-AVIS: I blame Flannery O'Connor

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 23 Feb 2006

Thank you, Manley Pointer.

--- wrote:

> 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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