By Tyler Treadway, TCPalm.com
4:28 a.m. EST, March 8, 2011
A former St. Lucie County Fire District firefighter-paramedic who took a man's foot and part of his leg from an Interstate 95 crash scene in 2008 has been sued by the foot's owner.
Cynthia "Cindy" Economou has admitted she took the foot belonging to Karl Lambert of Brevard County, who was seriously injured in the Sept. 19, 2008, accident; but she said she did so to help train her body recovery dog.
A lawsuit filed late last week for Lambert by Melbourne attorney Jack L. Platt says Economou's act was "outrageous and went beyond the bounds of decency ... was odious and utterly intolerable in a civilized society."
At a sentencing hearing in May 2009, Economou said the foot was trapped in the wreckage, and she found it about an hour after Lambert was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
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