Sixth Foot to Wash Ashore Is a Hoax

Prankster in Canada put animal paw in running shoe
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2008 6:04 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The latest severed foot to wash ashore in Canada is a hoax, the Toronto Globe and Mail reports. The sneaker found this week near Vancouver actually contained an animal paw stuffed into a sock, authorities say. An official described the prank as “reprehensible and very disrespectful to the families of missing persons.” That leaves at five the number of feet that have washed up in the last year, fueling fears of a serial killer in British Columbia.