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Oscar Pistorius' Blade Legs

NOT Considered Weapons

Behind Bars

2/14/2013 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Olympian Oscar Pistorius' carbon fiber blade legs could EASILY be used as a weapon behind bars -- but a rep for the South African prison where he's locked up tells TMZ, officials have decided not to confiscate the prosthetics.

The rep tells TMZ, Pistorius will be allowed to keep his legs ... at least until he faces a judge in a few hours -- at which point that decision might change.

Pistorius stands accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

We're told SA prison officials typically confiscate any item that can be used as a weapon -- shivs, clubs, anything that can be filed down to a point (including hard plastics) -- but this is a special circumstance.

We called a few jails on this side of the Atlantic for good measure ... and we were told Pistorius would be lucky to keep his legs behind bars, especially if he were placed in gen pop ... where another inmate could potentially use Pistorius' legs to cause real damage.

Competitive advantage: Pistorius.

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31.

rudynjudyjudy    

he could cut someone a new tass wiith thoost take`um and stick`um tup dah los`tahsxclop dustas

552 days ago
32.

Bobo Frog    

He's like a praying mantis!!!!

552 days ago
33.

Marilyn    

Very, very sad. A moment of anger and the worlds of many, many people are changed forever (and can never go back to what they were).

552 days ago
34.

eurekagold    

The legs he has on in the picture he only wears when running. Other times he uses regular prosthetics.

I REALLY want to believe he thought it was an intruder!

552 days ago
35.

Chris Kaman Your Eye    

With all the evidence against him, he probably won't have a leg to stand on in court.

552 days ago
36.

Valentina1    

He is a murderer. Anything he touches should be considered a possible deadly weapon.

552 days ago
37.

Chris Kaman Your Eye    

Their relationship got off on the wrong foot.

552 days ago
38.

Nancy    

Shame, he's gorgeous.

552 days ago
39.

Chris Kaman Your Eye    

Dead man walking if you ask me...

552 days ago
40.

Bobo Frog    

Without those legs, in prison, he's like a rape cushion.

552 days ago
41.

mary    

Poor little tink tink

552 days ago
42.

Sjango    

She shouldn have said at least i have toes. bad choices

552 days ago
43.

Diamond Goddess!    

No one needs to worry about his blades, he needs to worry about their shanks!!!

552 days ago
44.

Throwback kid    

When Pistorious gets sodomized by the other inmates, do you think they will just take off his metal legs and turn him into a spinner? Without his legs he is about as fast as a turtle, As the inmates take turns passing him around to take their turn sodomizing this legless Olympian I wonder if they will be able to control their laughter? What goes around comes around, he shouldn't have murdered that poor girl.

552 days ago
45.

Throwback kid    

Does anyone know if they play baseball in their prisons like they do in American prisons? If so they can remove Pistorius's blades and use him for second base.

552 days ago
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