Thief Steals Man's Wheelchair - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Thief Steals Man's Wheelchair

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

A man in a wheelchair becomes the victim of an unbelievable crime. FOX 29's Kelly Hessedal spoke to that victim.

The 45-year-old victim tells FOX 29 that he had been waiting to catch the trolley at 41st Street and Girard Avenue around midnight.

He was sitting on some steps with his wheelchair next to him when he says a man dressed in dark clothing grabbed his chair and took off.

The victim says he yelled at the man to give it back but says the man just laughed.

Neighbor Shirley Ross says she doesn't know what she would do if that happened to her. She also uses a wheelchair and says that getting around without her wheelchair would be impossible.

"I think it's sad someone would take something someone needs. I don't know what's wrong with people," Ross said. "I don't understand why people do this. What are you going to do with a wheelchair? You have no need for it; why take it?"

The victim, who's originally from the neighborhood where the robbery happened, says it was a football injury that left him disabled. The wheelchair is only valued at about $200, but it's money he says he doesn't have.

Ross says she understands. To scrape together the money to put a chair lift in her house, she says, took a year and a half.

"Just bring his chair back. Please bring his chair back because they are hard to come by, especially when you have no money," Ross said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Getting Results: Woman Says Her Car Was Damaged By Plow Truck

    Getting Results: Woman Says Her Car Was Damaged By Plow Truck

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:05:44 GMT
    When a worker for a State Agency accidentally does you harm, you might expect to be compensated in some way.However, when an Emergency Proclamation is declared all bets are off/Sheila Bradley-Oben searched for photos that illustrate the scene when her son called her the night of February 13th.“He was like, 'Mom, I have something to tell you...your car has been damaged.' and I said, 'damaged?' what happened?” Oben explained.She says her 2002 Nissan Altima was covered in a mound of ice and snow...
    When a worker for a State Agency accidentally does you harm, you might expect to be compensated in some way.However, when an Emergency Proclamation is declared all bets are off/Sheila Bradley-Oben searched for photos that illustrate the scene when her son called her the night of February 13th.“He was like, 'Mom, I have something to tell you...your car has been damaged.' and I said, 'damaged?' what happened?” Oben explained.She says her 2002 Nissan Altima was covered in a mound of ice and snow...
  • Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

    Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:36:38 GMT
    According to the Department of Public Safety at West Chester University, they received a report of an indecent assault occurring at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Frances Harvey Greene Library.
    According to the Department of Public Safety at West Chester University, they received a report of an indecent assault occurring at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Frances Harvey Greene Library.
  • How-To Prevent Workout Injuries

    How-To Prevent Workout Injuries

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:41:59 GMT
    From gyms to bike trails, children to seniors, people are rushing out of hibernation and getting busy working out, but there may be a price.
    From gyms to bike trails, children to seniors, people are rushing out of hibernation and getting busy working out, but there may be a price.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices