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Man Who Found Fingertip In Custard Has Change Of Heart

Posted May 12, 2005 10:05 a.m. EDT

— A Wilmington man who found a fingertip in his custard says he will return it to the owner. Unfortunately, the offer is too late.

Clarence Stowers now says he'll return the severed digit to its owner. He initially refused to give it to doctors treating the custard shop employee, saying he wanted to keep it as evidence.

He's since had a change of heart, but the offer is too late.

Medical experts say a severed finger can only be reattached within six hours