(Closed) I found a leg in the woods

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m sorry but I found this really funny. Im glad it wasnt a real leg, which wouldn’t have been as funny. But the thought of just going on a walk and seeing a bloody leg, and deciding to post about it on a forum was just hilarious to me. I don’t mean that you told us, just that you posted about it here haha. 

Hopefully you have bloody leg-free walks from now on!

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Good to hear. Hopefully someone was just having premature Halloween fun.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Eckle: I’m so glad it wasn’t a real leg. But dear lord, if you ever see another bloody limb screw posting on the Bee and call the police right away! You have now been blessed with this common sense!

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

This reminds me of the time 2 women were walking in a park in southside Chicago in the early morning and found 2 human feet.  It was around Halloween and they initially thought the feet were fake but quickly realized they were not.  Turns out, a guy who was drunk was driving so fast that he hit someone, severed their feet, and the body went through the windshield.  He was caught because those women called the cops.

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper

Some days when I log on to the Bee, I feel like I have seen/read it all!

 

Today, and this post, just proved me wrong!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@j_jaye:  I dont mean to be harsh BUT if you can’t ride your bike without falling cause you see something strange sticking out of a bush MAYBE you should not be riding a bike.  All of your examples a VERY extreme.  

I work for 9-1-1 and I can tell you that if someone calls and tells the police that there is a fake leg in a bush the police are more than likely not coming.  If you are concerned that some one lost a prostetic then take it home and post signs.  However, I am thinking that if you lost your leg you just might notice that.

 

But HEY this is just my opinion.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Man, I’m really glad to see the update to this thread. Life is slightly less creepy now.

 

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@TheHotMrsG:  I work for 9-1-1 and I can tell you that if someone calls and tells the police that there is a fake leg in a bush the police are more than likely not coming.


But the OP didn’t know if it was a fake leg or not.  That’s the point….for all she knew, it could have been real.  If she had said, “OMG!  Hahahaha…I was just walking in the woods and saw a leg!  It nearly gave me a heart attack, but upon closer inspection, I realized it was fake.  Should I call the police or not?” I doubt anyone would have told her to call the cops.  She said the leg was dirty, looked like there was possibly blood on it, and she THOUGHT it was fake but couldn’t tell.  

However, I am thinking that if you lost your leg you just might notice that.

You would probably notice if you were walking along and suddenly it fell off.  But what if it had been stolen as a prank and dumped in the woods?

I think the OP did the right thing.  There are non-emergency numbers to contact the police for a reason.  She thought it was fake, but she wasn’t sure, so it should be checked out on the off chance that it was actually a real leg, and by a trained professional so as not to damage potential evidence.  If I were murdered and my body chopped up and chunks of me scattered in the woods, I sure as heck would hope someone finding a piece of me would call somebody about it before just brushing it off as “Oh, it’s probably just a Halloween prop.”

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