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Police: $15K custom Marvel prosthetic leg found after it was stolen from man hit by car

Christopher Harris in critical condition from crash
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Posted at 11:23 AM, Jun 08, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Pete Police said they have found a $15,000 custom Marvel prosthetic leg after it was stolen from a man when he was hit by a car Monday.

Christopher Allen Harris, 49, was hit by a car around 10 p.m. while walking north along 49th Street and crossing 5th Ave. N. in the crosswalk.

Harris suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Bayfront Health in critical condition. Police said when Harris was hit, his prosthetic leg came off and hit a car that was driving eastbound on 5th Ave N. Police said the prosthetic was then stolen from the scene before officers got to the scene.

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Joshua Albert Grimmer, 21, is the driver who hit Harris. He and the other driver stopped and cooperated with the investigation, according to police.

Police said a tip from a caller helped officers find the missing leg. It was found behind a local laundromat hidden with discarded items. The leg was then returned to the victim's wife.

Traffic homicide detectives are still investigating the crash, but don't believe drugs or alcohol played a role.