A disabled college student is having trouble getting around campus, after someone stole his motorized wheelchair. [...] Horus had locked it up and left it charging overnight. When he returned to campus, it was gone – all that was left was the charger. [...] Horus’ wheelchair cost about $5,000 and that means whoever stole it faces grand theft charges.
“It’s really difficult for me to replace it. To replace it, it would take me like a year,” Horus said.
The family of an 8-year-old boy whose wheelchair vanished from the front of their home is hoping the person who took it will bring it back. The family said that wheelchair is a lifeline for their son Mohammed who suffers from a crippling disorder that he developed when he was just three years old. [...]
Mohammed cannot leave his home without the wheelchair. He has already missed two days of school. It is custom-made and costs about $4,000.
FOUR elderly couples say they have been stranded in their homes after their mobility scooters were taken and driven “like dodgems” – before being destroyed. They disappeared from properties in Midlothian over the last week, leaving disabled residents unable to leave their homes. [...]
Jimmy O’Donnell, 71, also from Newtongrange, had his mobility scooter taken from his garden shed and later found by police smashed up. His wife Heather, 62, said: “Jimmy won’t be able to go down the street without the scooter – he will be housebound.”
Thieves have stolen a disabled mother’s wheelchair from the doorstep of a Wolverhampton house, leaving her distraught and unable to move.
Appealing for the return of her “lifeline”, 49-year-old Karen Hughes says she has been reduced to crawling on her hands and knees to get about and is having to be cared for by family members. Health chiefs are hoping to find her a replacement but warn it could be five months before money can be found for the specialised equipment.
A Galway man with a rare medical condition had his only viable means of transport cruelly stolen from him after a night out with friends at the weekend.
Castlegar resident Liam Cullinane was diagnosed with Listerial Meningitis, a severe and rare form of the disease, in 1993. Since then he has had problems with walking, which has made his specially designed three-wheeled bicycle an essential means of transport for him.
Due to the rareness of Liam’s illness, his bike is the only one of its kind in Ireland. It was just a few months old, after a crash he had in March of last year resulted in him having to get a replacement, which took over a year for it to be custom built and delivered to him from Wales. The bicycle cost Liam €3,000, and other alterations made to it when it was serviced just two weeks ago cost him a further €180.
An electric wheelchair and charger were stolen from a shed at a house in Ironville between 2am and 7.30am on Tuesday, October 6.
An elderly Exeter man has had his mobility scooter stolen. Roy Long, 83, of St David’s, bought the vehicle for £950 this year because he struggles to walk and says it played a vital part in his quality of life.
The red-coloured scooter was stolen from the garden shed at a house on Holborn Place, West Denton. The elderly occupier, who the scooter belongs to, discovered that the shed had been broken into on Sunday.
Thieves made off with a pensioner’s mobility scooter from outside his County Durham home – before setting fire to the vehicle and abandoning it.
The scooter had been left overnight outside the flat in Parmiter House, a secured sheltered accommodation in Arlington Avenue, and was stolen at around 8.45am. The owner is disabled [...]
Kent Police in Hythe are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a mobility scooter from a front garden of a house in Cinque Ports Avenue, between Sunday 4 January and Monday 5 January.
The scooter is described as bright red and battery powered, and is worth £2,000.
Every time I read one of these, my heart cries.