Scarborough teen’s missing wheelchair recovered from Goodwill

The Associated Press
Posted March 29, 2012, at 10:22 a.m.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — The disappearance of a Scarborough teen’s customized wheelchair was apparently a big misunderstanding.

Chris Fitzgerald says his wheelchair went missing last week from a neighbor’s driveway. His mother often leaves it there when she works late so he can use it for the quarter-mile trip home because Chris can’t walk that far.

The family thought it was stolen.

But police told WCSH-TV that someone thought the wheelchair was abandoned and brought it to a local Goodwill store.

That person returned it to police on Wednesday. Police say they will give it back to Chris.

Chris said he couldn’t understand why anyone would take it because it was specifically designed for him and was useless for anyone else.

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