Thief Steals Child’s Wheelchair Ramp


UPDATED: Saturday January 19, 2013 7:41 AM

A community was left stunned when someone stole from a child who uses a wheelchair.

Amina Gatewood said she waited for months to be able to purchase a ramp to help her child get in and out of their home.

But she said it only took a suspect seconds to steal it.

She fears it will be months before she can get another ramp.

Gatewood said what happened Wednesday morning in front of her home will make it much harder to get her son to his critical doctor’s office.

“He has cerebral palsy,” Gatewood said.  “He was diagnosed at six months because he was eight weeks premature.”

Gatewood said she thought she was being pranked.

After a few minutes, she said she realized it was not a joke and called police.

“I think it was pretty bold because you had to walk up my driveway into my yard to get it,”

A theft leaves a community stunned-- when someone steals from a child who uses a wheelchair.

“I think it was pretty bold because you had to walk up my driveway into my yard to get it,” Gatewood said.

”It’s irritating and frustrating to know that someone could do that to somebody who couldn't do harm to anybody if they tried.”

Gatewood said the ramp costs about $400.

Police said they are investigating.

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