Tricycle stolen from disabled woman
Oct 14, 2013 / 9:17 pm
A thief has taken off with a disabled Victoria woman’s only mode of transportation – and has stolen her independence along with it.
Krista May would ride her full-sized tricycle everywhere she could, until it vanished without a trace more than a week ago.
“It’s connected to me,” said May, who lives in supportive housing after suffering a brain aneurysm and stroke more than 20 years ago.
As a result, she can no longer ride a two-wheel bike, making her tricycle that much more important to her.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said Emma Wagner, Krista’s mother. “I was shocked that anybody would steal a bicycle from a disabled person.”
Only tenants have keys to the storage locker the tricycle was housed in, making the theft even more puzzling.
Police said the odds of finding it are slim to none.
An anonymous donor who heard May’s story generously offered to buy her a new one – but she said a replacement just wouldn’t be the same.
“I want my tricycle back big time,” May appealed to the thief. “I want my tricycle. Please.”
Anyone with information on the tricycle’s whereabouts can call Victoria police at 250-995-7654.
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