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.

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

    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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