If you guessed, assault with a prosthetic arm, you are a detective first class. If you guessed that he is a recidivist for this particular crime, you are a genius. That’s right, Joshua Stockinger is charged with hitting a woman with his prosthetic arm — the same act that he allegedly committed in an assault on a police officer just last May.
Jefferson County (Mo.) police say that Stockinger got into a road rage incident that took off his prosthetic arm and used it as a weapon to beat a husband and wife. The husband, 52, was left with two broken legs and his wife, 53, was left with cuts to her head. Just a month ago, Stockinger was caught on videotape in a fight with a St. Louis County police officer and hit the officer on the head repeatedly with his prosthetic arm. After that incident, police returned the weapon to him since it was his arm.
Stockinger is facing four felony charges stemming from the latest assault.