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November 10, 2012

Police: Leg hanging from car not real

BEVERLY — Police investigated a macabre report on Thursday evening: a caller had spotted a human leg dangling from an automobile.

The call came in at 6:43 p.m., according to the log. The caller was able to provide police with the license plate of the vehicle, which had been spotted in the area of 108 Lothrop St.

Police tracked down the vehicle in less than 15 minutes and determined there was no cause for concern.

“It turned out to be one of those fake legs that hang from the trunk of an automobile,” wrote an officer.

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