Man Sues Former Paramedic For Stealing His Foot After Accident

We have yet another bizarre case out of St. Lucie. Karl Lambert has sued former paramedic Cynthia “Cindy” Economou for stealing his severed foot after a 2008 crash.

Economou admits that she stole the foot, explaining that she wanted to use it to train her body recovery dog. She previously pleaded to second-degree petit theft and was sentenced to up to six months probation. I suppose you have to steal the entire leg for grand theft in St. Lucie County.

It is a curious charge since a foot has considerable value to the individual. Police insist that a foot was worth only $100 at the time. One has to question such a valuation. It sounds like they were using the market for cadaver parts as opposed to the value to the individual. There are also other criminal charges that can be brought in such a case.

To get a minor charge of petit theft and only probation seems woefully inadequate in such a case. In this case, the prosecutors had the stealing of a body part as well as the abuse of public authority. The most that they could come up with was petit theft?

Source: NBC

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