Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Man beaten with his own leg

Says he couldn't get away


(08/05/05)-- A Midland man talks is talking for the first time about his unusual attack. He was severely beaten with his own prosthetic leg.

Greg Gale has had some rough times.

He lost his leg in a train accident twenty years ago, and now, he's been beaten by his own prosthetic leg. Gale tells abc12's Jennifer Borrasso he and his girlfriend, Tammy Johnson, got into an argument at his Midland apartment this past Wednesday night.

He says she started beating him in the face and head several times with one of his spare prosthetic legs. He tried to get away, but says she followed him out the door, still hitting him with the leg.

A witness saw Gale and called police.

"She tried to kill me," Gale said. I've known her for years," he said, thinking that she is frustrated with their relationship. "Probably because I won't commit... I'm not sure."

Tammy Johnson is in the Midland County jail tonight.

She faces two felony counts - an assault with a dangerous weapon and larceny.

Police say she tried to steal the leg.

She'll soon head back to court for a preliminary hearing.

http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/news/080505_NW_r2_leg_beating.html

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