[Ed. – Because fences place such a huge value on stolen artificial limbs]
Sammy Luther, 16, of North Aurora says his bionic prosthetic arm was stolen from his family’s car while he was in Chicago and a reward is being offered for its return.
The high school junior was born without his left forearm and hand, and he relies on the bionic prosthetic. He and his family believe it may have been stolen from the family’s car in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood.
The top-of-the-line prosthetic is worth nearly $100,000, but its value to Luther can’t be measured in money.
“Without it, it’s hard to carry things with just one hand,” says Luther. “I guess it makes me feel whole. I don’t mean to sound sad, but it makes me feel like I have two hands.”
The prosthetic arm has been missing for a week and a half. Luther, who does modeling work, says that on Oct. 18, he was in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood for a photoshoot, after which he went to a modeling class.