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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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1.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

514 days ago
2.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Neighbors heard loud arguments prior to the gunshots. This guy's going away for good. Thank God.

514 days ago
3.

DeeMaree    

Oh take his legs, he's not going anywhere for a long long time.

514 days ago
4.

Witchiepoo    

Yikes!

514 days ago
5.

dathan    

It depends on how sharp those BLADES are

514 days ago
6.

tdr9    

I just don't know about his story. Is he telling truth?

514 days ago
7.

Inconceivable!    

If prison officials confiscate his prosthetic legs, will he be in a wheelchair? I'm guessing the wheelchair poses more if a threat than the prosthetic legs!

514 days ago
8.

Peter Popoff    

His legs will be on EBay next month!

514 days ago
9.

Truth is    

He prolly gon try kill himself anyways

514 days ago
10.

BR3478    

Bet he commits suicide anyway.

514 days ago
11.

Raymond    

Back at the Olympics, I felt that it was just all about himself anyway.

514 days ago
12.

News Flash     

Da Plane Da Pwane is coming boss.

514 days ago
13.

Rob    

Find any hot woman and you find a woman that will drive you NUTS!

514 days ago
14.

Telma    

This jerk looks strong!!

514 days ago
15.

MetsFan    

One way or another, his life is over.

514 days ago
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