Lifecast of Grady Stiles III. Like his father, Grady Stiles III was born with ectrodactyly, a congenital disorder that makes hands and feet resemble claw-like appendages. Stiles IIi, along with his sister, who also has the disorder, toured around the country with their father as the 'Lobster Family.'
Grady Stiles III talked about his father, Grady Styles, Jr. in an episode of the AMC program 'Freakshow.'
Molded from the actual hand of Grady Stiles III also known as "Lobster Boy". A portion of all sales will go directly to Grady.
I'm not a fan of my dad as a person,' Stiles III says on the program. 'My father was racist [and] abusive. When I cried, [he was like] "I'll give you a reason a to cry."'
He added that his father was a big drinker and that as a result, 'it brought out the worst in him.'
Grady Stiles Jr. was known to drink whiskey and smoke three packs of cigarettes a day, according to the Huffington Post. He was also known to be verbally and physically abusive to people.
He gained notoriety in 1978 when he shot and killed his oldest daughter's fiance in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the eve of their wedding. During the trial the following year, Stiles Jr. openly confessed to the murder.
But he avoided jail time and instead got 15 years of probation since no prison in Pennsylvania was equipped to handle an inmate with ectrodactyly.
This is one of the coolest and most unique casts in our collection. See up-close and in-person the unfortunate condition that shaped the life of one man and his family.
Please note that due to the age and condition of our original cast there are some slight imperfections along the seam line of the cast. However, they do not detract from the overall cool factor of the cast.
Sure to be the most unique piece in your collection.
Made of plaster/cement mixture. Cast weight 14oz