A woman said that she awoke Tuesday to find her motorized scooter stolen from her vehicle.
Stephanie Swartz, who battles Multiple Sclerosis, said that her scooter helps her get around. She has had eight back surgeries and four hip surgeries in connection with her disease.
Swartz said that she went out to her van Tuesday morning to go to the store and found her scooter missing.
“Why would they do this to people? How low can you go?” Swartz said. “What were they thinking? They had to have known that I was handicapped or I wouldn’t have had one of those. What do they expect me to do now?”
Swartz said that she was dumbfounded when she found the scooter missing.
Police said that Swartz was not the only resident in her neighborhood to report car break-ins. According to police, thieves have taken anything and everything of value.
Swartz said that her scooter was worth nearly $3,000, and she said she could not afford to purchase a new one.
The woman also said that she was upset about the sentimental value the scooter held.
“There was a license plate that had my name that I got in Virginia with my girlfriend, who has now passed away,” Swartz said. “We were down there; she saw it and we got it.”
Now left with just her walker, Swartz said that she does not think she will see her scooter again.
She said that she hoped what the thieves stole would be replaced by the compassion of others.
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