Monday, October 01, 2007

Leg Custody Battle

I thought that the story about the group trying to get a chimp declared a person was odd. But this one really has me scratching my head, and trying to refrain from bad puns.

I'd heard about the first part the other day - some guy had his leg amputated, and left it in a smoker, because he wanted to be "buried whole" when he died. Apparently, there's more to the story, now:
A South Carolina man who stored his severed leg in a barbecue smoker that was later auctioned off is locked in a custody dispute with the North Carolina man who found it.


Whisnant initially gave it to police, who subsequently turned it over to a funeral home when it became clear it was not the result of foul play.

But Whisnant, who put a sign on the empty smoker charging adults $3 and children $1 for a look, now wants the leg back.


Whisnant, who was unsuccessful in his bid to get the leg from the funeral home, consulted with a lawyer and decided his best move was to persuade Wood to share custody and profits.

So, Whisnant, the guy who found the leg, lost custody of it in court. Oh, it's so hard not to make a pun here!

What a strange world we live in....

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