“When she said no, I lost it,” Ruden told the newspaper. “‘Limitations are self-imposed’ is my whole message. What sucks is someone else trying to impose their own limits on me.”
Two off-duty Boynton Beach police officers found the arm in some bushes. The pinky finger was broken, but the arm still functioned, Ruden told the Sun-Sentinel. Nothing else was stolen from Ruden's truck, and investigators are still looking for the thief.
Ruden's custom-fit, black carbon fiber arm was created by Touch Bionics. He does not have insurance, so he would have not been able to afford a replacement, the newspaper reported.
“When you have a Lamborghini for an arm, it’s a little expensive,” Ruden said, noting that finding the prosthetic was “the best case scenario.”