Kids Evacuated After Fake Leg Is Mistaken for a Pedophile

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Martin Meissner / AP

A boy jumps into a pool in Essen, western Germany, on a hot and sunny Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

It’s a kidnapper! It’s a child molester! No, it’s just some guy’s fake leg.

Teachers evacuated 60 young British children from a swimming pool locker room after they thought they saw a pedophile watching the children, the Independent reports. 

It turns out the “pedophile” was just a prosthetic leg a disabled man had left in the locker room while he went swimming.

Safety is always a priority, but why didn’t the teachers check to see whether the disembodied leg belonged to a sexual predator before evacuating the pool?

Here is what I imagine that conversation might have gone like. (Beware: Fiction)

Concerned British Teacher: Hello, is someone in here?

Fake Leg: (silence)

Concerned British Teacher: We have some children changing into bathing suits here, could you please leave?

Fake Leg: (silence)

Concerned British Teacher: Are you watching us? Why won’t you say anything?

Fake Leg: (silence)

Concerned British Teacher: Quick, Roberta– take the children. There’s a one-legged man over there who’s watching them.

And SCENE.

[The Independent]

5 comments
CrisoforoMar
CrisoforoMar

A PROSTATIC PENISE I could probably understand but a leg come on now both  has to be attached to a pervert wouldn't you think???? Quiet now everyone evacuate!!!

woodlandcreature
woodlandcreature

How under any conditions is a fake leg taken to be a person (pedophile)? Evacuating 60 kids over a fake leg in a locker room?

T.j.Newsom
T.j.Newsom

Why did somebody leave behind their prosthetic leg? Nobody noticed the one legged man hobbling along away from the place? Definite points for an absolutely insane headline!