Thief steals golfer's artificial arm

Fund-raising pro robbed of livelihood

Bob Warters's picture
Wed, 20 Mar 2002

Thief steals golfer's artificial arm
A one-armed, professional Texas golfer, who raises thousands of dollars for charity challenging able-bodied golfers, has had his artificial limb stolen.

Larry Alford, aged 28, from Spring, Texas, was a promising amateur before losing his right-arm below the elbow ten years ago in a car accident.

Today police were still trying to track down the callous thief who stole the $15,000 custom-made arm from a car parked outside the home of the golfer known ‘as the one-armed bandit’.

"This is pretty serious because it's how I make my living," Alford said. "It's pretty sad that it happened."