February 22, 2018
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Lewiston man’s stolen wheelchair recovered

The Associated Press

LEWISTON, Maine — An 80-year-old Lewiston man whose motorized wheelchair was stolen this week has received some good news from police.

Authorities say the wheelchair was recovered Thursday and they have suspects in the theft, although there have been no arrests.

Dana Huard says someone stole the wheelchair from under his window as he was sleeping early Sunday morning. Huard’s daughter said the chair is her father’s lifeline since he cannot drive because of failing eyesight.

His daughter told the Sun Journal that the family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community, including numerous offers from strangers to replace the wheelchair, which cost thousands of dollars.


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