Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Severed limb and finders keepers: I don't think so.
A former fire-fighter and paramedic with the St Lucie County Fire District in Fort Pierce, Florida, admitted taking the severed foot from the scene of a serious car accident. The victim has subsequently filed a lawsuit alleging the actions were outrageous and beyond the bounds of decency.” The fire-fighter found the foot an hour after the victim was taken to hospital and decided to use it to help train her body-recovery dog. Subsequent to discovery of her action, the former district's firefighter of the year left her post. At the recent trial she pled guilty to a charge of second-degree petit theft and was sentenced to six months' probation.