Paraplegic's Stolen Wheelchair Recovered

A brand new custom wheelchair was returned to its owner after a group of juveniles stole it on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, Jul 8, 2013  |  Updated 3:39 PM EDT
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Paraplegic's Stolen Wheelchair Recovered

Upper Darby police say a group of juveniles between the ages of 12 and 14 stole a paraplegic man's wheelchair as a prank.

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Police say a group of juveniles stole a paraplegic man's wheelchair from outside his home in Upper Darby, but that it's now been recovered.

Investigators say 48-year-old Andrew Hinson says he left the brand new custom wheelchair outside over the weekend because breaking down the chair is a lot of work.

He told police that he left it on the landing Saturday night.

On Sunday, it was gone.

Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says investigators determined that a group of juveniles between the ages of 12 and 14 stole the chair as a prank around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

It has now been recovered.

It wasn't immediately clear if any of the juveniles would face charges.

But Hinson had said he just wanted the chair back, no questions asked.

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