The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants on Sunday night, but there was action outside the stadium, too.
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The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants on Sunday night, but there was action outside the stadium, too.

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Veteran says woman in Eagles gear ran off with his prosthetic leg

Sonny Forriest Jr.'s limb was on his chair while he entertained fans outside the stadium

Police found the prosthetic leg on a subway train about midnight

CNN —  

Who would steal a Vietnam veteran’s prosthetic leg?

Police in Philadelphia are looking for a woman who allegedly ran off with Sonny Forriest Jr.’s fake limb outside Lincoln Financial Field during the Eagles game on Sunday night. Forriest often entertains Eagles fans with his singing outside the stadium, according to CNN affiliate WPVI.

Forriest told police that he took off his leg because it was hurting him. It was on his chair when an intoxicated woman who appeared to be in her 20s grabbed it and ran off. She was dressed like an Eagles fan, Forriest told WPVI.

“She said, ‘I will pay you for it.’ I said, ‘That’s all right, baby, go ahead and have a good time,’ and then she disappeared,” Forriest said.

This isn’t the first time Philadelphia sports fans have ended up in the news for odd behavior. In fact, city officials installed a courtroom in the old Eagles’ stadium in the late 1990s just to sentence unruly fans.

In April 2010, a Phillies fan intentionally vomited on a dad and his daughter. In 2000, a Philadelphia Flyers fan ended up in the hockey team’s penalty box with enforcer Tie Domi. And who could forget what could be the largest one-sided snowball fight in history, when Eagles fans pelted the Dallas Cowboys team in 1989?

WPVI reports that police found Forriest’s prosthetic leg on a subway train about midnight Monday. No arrests have been made in the case.

At least Forriest’s team won: The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants, 27-0.