Stolen $25K medical device returned to Pa. man

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Someone has returned stolen medical equipment to a western Pennsylvania man who depends on it for survival.

WPXI-TV reports ( that a heart pump controller and battery pack were left Friday at the home of 72-year-old Robert Baum.

The Unity Township man needs the pump because of a leaky heart valve. He always wears one controller while keeping a spare in his car.

Baum says someone stole the spare while he and his wife were shopping last Saturday. He says the $25,000 device could have been targeted for theft because it's stored in what looks like a camera bag.

Baum's wife says the equipment was left on their front porch. She says whoever returned it likely got their address off medication bottles in the bag.


Information from: WPXI-TV,

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