CHICAGO (CBS) — Sammy Luther insisted his bionic arm had been stolen out of the family car in Pilsen earlier this month, when he couldn’t find it after an acting and modeling lesson. It turned out, he just left it at Subway.
On Oct. 18, his mother had driven Sammy to Pilsen for an acting and modeling lesson. When they got home to North Aurora, Sammy noticed the arm was missing. He claimed he’d left it in the car during his lesson, so his parents thought they had left the car unlocked, and someone swiped it.READ MORE: City Not Issuing Timely Speed Cam Warning Tickets, Costing Drivers: 'No Time For Me To Change My Behavior'
“I learned never to trust a 16-year-old, right?” Sammy’s father, Derrick Luther, said after police found the arm at the Subway at 1252 S. Halsted St. “He told us that he didn’t bring it into the Subway at all. He said it was in the car, so we never followed up with that Subway restaurant. We probably should have.”
Derrick said the family got a call from a student at the Paul Mitchell Beauty School in Pilsen, who had seen employees at the nearby Subway playing with the arm on the day it went missing.
“I’m not sure why the manager of that Subway, in particular, didn’t notify the Police Department,” he said. “Obviously, I take responsibility for not following up with the restaurant itself.”