STOCKTON, CA - A 50-year-old Stockton man who said an artificial limb was ripped from his body by thieves earlier this week, said the likely motive was his gang involvement.
"They come out of the bushes. One grabbed me from behind and they popped my leg," said Jacky Copeland. "If they take my leg, they harm me, and stop me, but it'll never happen."
Copeland has an artificial left leg because of a gang shooting nearly five years ago. He said he served a prison sentence of more than 30 years for murder. On one hand, he says the right thing.
"Trying to better my life. I got a granddaughter and gotta take care of her. Got to go to church and get right," said Copeland.