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Police seek drunken Eagles fan who stole singing vet's prosthetic leg

A Philadelphia sports' icon's prosthetic leg was stolen during Sunday's Eagles game, and while the leg was later recovered, police are seeking the thief.

Sonny Forriest Jr., a vet who sings outside the stadium. Credit: Youtube user Johnny Goodtimes Sonny Forriest Jr., a vet who sings outside the stadium. Credit: Youtube user Johnny Goodtimes

A Philadelphia sports' icon's prosthetic leg was stolen during Sunday's Eagles game, and while the leg was later recovered, police are seeking the thief.

Reports say that around 8:30 p.m. Sunday before kickoff, the drunk woman in her 20s wearing Eagles gear jumped in his lap, broke his microphone, then told Forriest, "I will pay you for it."

Instead, she stole his prosthetic leg from the side of his chair, which he had removed due to discomfort, before disappearing," ABC reported.

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The prosthetic leg was discovered by a SEPTA engineer around 1 a.m. on a Broad Street Line subway car near the Fern Rock station.

Other sports fans tweeted that they had encountered the thief and believe she left the leg on the train.



Forriest told ABC that he doesn't think the thief should go to jail -- but someone should give her a talk about her actions.

Check out video of the performances for which Forriest is known below:

Sonny Forriest Jr., a Vietnam veteran who has a prosthetic leg and who regularly sings songs outside Lincoln Financial Field while singing, was the victim.

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