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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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46.

CriticXtreme    

He was already in a prison where he lived. When you have that paranoia, you should have moved.

584 days ago
47.

Just_Me    

.............get ready to bend over.

584 days ago
48.

Socalpimp    

I dont believe he did it!!! #teamPistorius

584 days ago
49.

VICKY    

HE HAS A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. SO....TAKE HIS LEGS. REMIND HIM OF WHAT HE HAS LOST BY SHOOTING A WOMEN IN HER HEAD! ON VALENTINES DAY NO LESS!!

584 days ago
50.

Jeffdude71    

This is a silly discussion. He won't even need his blade legs while he's there because those are strictly for running. It's not like he goes shopping wearing them. Lol. He'll be using his regular legs which I'm sure he can still run with just fine if need be. A sprinter is a sprinter.

584 days ago
51.

foodle    

TMZ, get a clue. The pics you're showing are of his competition running legs. Those are not what he uses day to day. His day to day legs are just regular prosthetic legs. They could be used as clubs, but that's about it.

584 days ago
52.

Waka Waka Waka    

When her family sues him for monetary damages they should ask for his legs and auction them off..waka waka wakaaaaaaaa

584 days ago
53.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

That is so tragic...I really liked him during the olympics

584 days ago
54.

gary    

Let him keep the blades so the other inmates can beat him with it or use it pry open his azz cheeks. You get what you deserve b$tch!!

584 days ago
55.

One Legged Wonder    

This is the most ludicris headline, of course he couldn't keep his "Blade Legs" but not becuase they could be a weapon but because those are for running track and he doesn't walk around on them. So bad. Reality of it is that what form of mobility he is given in prison all of them can be used as a weapon, prosthetic legs or wheelchair. It's prison they make weapons out of anything.

584 days ago
56.

BB not bb    

Why would he do such a thing? He looked like he had alot going for him, in spite of his legs. How did he lose his legs? Is that what made him so angry at life?


Some innocent women get lured in feeling sorry for men who have some sort of problem, when really, the men are doing great and just looking to find an easy victim who will let them get away with things.


He had a smart girlfriend who was a law school graduate. Once they get the women feeling sorry for them, all common sense goes out the window. Weren't there any signs that he was nuts?


It seems South African prison is more tolerant than American prison. US prison would probably take his legs and keep him in solitary for life. They don't let your family bring you blankets and home cooked meals. They put you in a tissue gown in a cold cell in the county jail, with a thin blanket and just leave you there.

584 days ago
57.

tdr9    

He's got mental illness. These things happen. It was unfortunate that he killed his hot girlfriend. We all have some personal issues, obviously his was a very hard one to deal with

584 days ago
58.

tdr9    

And god bless his girlfriend

584 days ago
59.

tdr9    

We need more celebrity news

584 days ago
60.

coliebubbles    

Eh

584 days ago
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