Okay, here's what happened. John Wood loses a leg in an airplane crash, but has it embalmed so he can have all his remains cremated when he dies.
He stows the leg in a barbecue smoker that he keeps in a storage unit. Alas, he does not pay the rent and the contents of his bin are sold at auction.
Enter Shannon Whisnant, high bidder. He discovers the leg and asks authorities to remove it - then has a change of heart, figuring he could make money exhibiting the leg ($3 adults, $1 children). Whisnant will go to court to get the leg back "I bought it. It's mine."
Police say he gave up his claim when he asked them to remove it. Read the article here.