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Strange Thefts

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by PonyPotato, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. PonyPotato

    PonyPotato Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    One of the foot prosections is missing from our anatomy lab. We presume someone has stolen it, since it can't walk away without muscles or a leg attached to it.

    A human foot. Someone stole a dissected and preserved human foot.

    What is the strangest theft you've heard of?
     
  2. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Very Tilted

    Location:
    Yucatan, Mexico
    Nothing that tops that.. really odd. Sure it's not simply misplaced?
     
  3. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    New York City
    An iron and a remote control stolen from a house party when in high school.

    About that Sherlock Holmes would say, "The game is a foot!"
     
  4. PonyPotato

    PonyPotato Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Apparently, they have searched our lab (it was in a bucket of preservative along with some other prosected joints/limbs) and can only locate one of the two feet we had. I believe they have questioned the TAs, but if it isn't found, ALL of the anatomy labs in the building will be shut down. :/ That would mean we wouldn't have dissection for the rest of the quarter, and I have no idea what it would mean for the course or our grades.

    Seriously, who steals a foot?
     
  5. Lordeden

    Lordeden Part of the Problem

    Location:
    Redneckhell, NC
    Maybe the guy who throws shoes?

    *****

    I've stolen a lot of random shit from restaurants I worked at. Paintings, signs, motivational posters, office shit... never a foot tho.
     
  6. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage Donor

    Location:
    Temasek
    Perhaps it will wash up on the beaches of British Columbia.
     
  7. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Very Tilted

    Location:
    Yucatan, Mexico
    Did it have a tennis shoe on it?
     
  8. Lordeden

    Lordeden Part of the Problem

    Location:
    Redneckhell, NC
    You know, stoners have made bongs out of worse things...
     
  9. Fremen

    Fremen Allright, who stole my mustache? Donor

    Location:
    E. Texas
    Somebody got hungry and had filet of sole?

    Someone stole my trombone and Star Wars Darth Vader case full of SW action figures.
    None of the items were in well enough shape to be resold.
     
  10. Ice|Burn

    Ice|Burn Getting Tilted

    I'd say they did it to get a leg up on someone... but it's a foot. :(

    Maybe they needed spare foot so they could keep both feet on the ground?


    ok I'm done....
     
  11. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    New York City
    [​IMG]
    Maybe Dexter has come to visit your part of the world?
     
  12. flat5

    flat5 Vertical

    Location:
    Amsterdam, NL
    Did someone bring their dog to work?
     
  13. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there! Donor

    So how would shutting down all the anatomy labs and punishing an innocent group of students make this situation better?
     
  14. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage Donor

    Location:
    Temasek
    I bet it was just someone trying to get a foot in the door.

    Or maybe, it was just for kicks...
     
  15. Zen

    Zen Very Tilted

    Location:
    London
    I'm not sure, but I think it could be to defend and preserve the security of doning. I was reading the thread about contact with death and dead bodies ... and it looks to me that such a theft impacts the trust which families and doners need to have in order to permit use of loved ones as cadavers, along with the conditions of the legal release forms which may have been drawn up and signed. I reckon it's being looked at as a kind of kidnapping, rather than theft of meat.
    [/serious face]

    Also, a policy of zero tolerance and strong response is needed because ... as they say ... if you give 'em a foot, they'll take a yard.
    I'll get my coat
     
  16. PonyPotato

    PonyPotato Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Well, the foot has not yet been located.. but we will still have lab tomorrow and for the rest of the quarter.

    They finally realized that having the same key code on every lab door in the building isn't the best idea, because there's no way they can narrow it down to just our class - med students, undergrads, etc. all have the key code to other labs, and it's the same on every door. So, they implemented new security policy - we now have to scan our ID badges to get into the lab. We already have them to get into the building after hours, but now they can track who's opening the lab door, too. So if something like this happens again, they CAN narrow it down to just our class.

    I'm really curious as to where it walked off to, though.
     
  17. In my Search and Rescue group, we've been taught that it's not polite to walk off with human cadaver pieces. Why? Because we use cadaver pieces to train our dogs. But, to keep things kosher, we have to requisition the pieces from the state.

    Gah, do you know how much training I could do with an entire foot?!

    I do feel sorry for the family, though. As if they haven't spent enough time worrying about that poor sole....
     
  18. Is there a market for feet? I remember a doctor that worked UK, went back to canada, and took pieces of peoples dead babies with him without their permission. Totaly wrong. The dead you work on have chosen to give you that opportunity, and I suppose most of you feel you owe them to be treated with dignity, I hope so. You may find the thief when he/she progresses to humping a corpse in a drawer. Perhaps the anatomy department is also concerned that you may have a budding necrophile in your group somewhere. They surely must start somewhere. Get their own venerial disease from it too.
     
  19. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what? Donor

    Location:
    Central MD
    Maybe it was the Toe Slut trying to get back at her foot fetishist boyfriend. (Six Feet Under, anybody?)
     
  20. Redlemon

    Redlemon Getting Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    Nothing bizarre, but back when I was in college, I was in a performing arts group that went on a spring break tour. The entire group came down with a severe case of kleptomania. If it wasn't bolted down, it came back to the tour bus. A small fixed spotlight from a club. A plastic stained-glass elevator insert. The fee structure chart from a taxi. Anything.