A part of Chris Ruden, a motivational speaker and fitness enthusiast from Boynton Beach, was stolen.
Ruden's carbon fiber Touch Bionics prosthetic arm was stolen this weekend from his truck as it was parked outside of his girlfriend's Stonehaven Drive home.
The prosthetic featuring a black alloy hand is custom fit for Ruden and the Boyton Beach Police Department said it is extremely expensive.
Boynton Beach police urged for the community's help to find the prosthetic Sunday afternoon. It seems, however, that the thief ditched the arm in some bushes in the Stonehaven community.
Boynton Beach Police Sgt. Rayner De Los Rios and detectives Marco Villari and Jeff Gleicher spent about a half hour searching for the arm. Police said investigators were able to lift fingerprints.
Ruden – who has a YouTube channel in which he describes himself as a "7 Fingered Diabetic Powerlifter" – told NBC 6 that Boynton Beach police "need to be commended for their effort!"
"They all were so helpful and dropped everything to help," Ruden said.
Ruden's YouTube channel features workout and advice videos, as well as lifestyle tips.
"I was bullied, made fun of, and felt like an outcast because of the way I was born. That all changed when I found my passion for fitness. Becoming a powerlifter and motivation others changed my life," a video description reads.