May 21, 2018
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Scarborough teen seeking return of stolen wheelchair

The Associated Press

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — A Scarborough teenager and his mother are asking for the return of his stolen wheelchair, no questions asked.

Chris Fitzgerald relies on the wheelchair to travel the quarter-mile from the school bus stop to his home every day because he can’t walk that far.

His mom sometimes leaves it at the end of the neighbor’s driveway near the bus stop on days when she works late.

Last week when Chris got off the bus, it wasn’t there. They think it was stolen.

His mom says her “jaw dropped.”

Chris tells WCSH-TV he’s baffled because the wheelchair was custom built for him so it’s useless for anyone else.

Anyone with any information on the wheelchair can call the Scarborough police.

Last week, an elderly man’s electric wheelchair was stolen from under his bedroom window in Lewiston. Police later recovered the wheelchair.

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