The idea that someone can actually win another person's body part in an auction is pretty outrageous to me. Goodness knows what this man went through that required him to get his leg cut off and now he's got to deal with the idea of complete strangers paying money to gawk at it without his permission. This shouldn't even be a controversy. It's the man's leg! I don't care how many payments he missed, you shouldn't be able to sell his limb without his permission.
Bizarre Custody Battle For Leg
A US man is locked in a custody battle for his own severed leg.
Shannon Whisnant acquired John Wood's amputated limb when he bought the barbeque smoker it was kept in at auction.
The cooking appliance was auctioned off after Wood missed payments on the storage facility where it was stored.
Whisnant gave the leg to South Carolina police, who then handed it to a funeral parlour who planned to hold on to it for Wood.
Whisnant - who was planning to charge adults $3 and children $1 for a look of the limb - is now trying to persuade Wood to share custody and profits.
Wood said: "He's making a freak show out of it. I just think it's despicable."
Whisnant says he is the rightful owner and has threatened to begin legal action if the leg is not returned to him.