Bike Stolen From a Boy With a DisabilityPosted: Updated:
PROSSER, Wash.- "He has one leg and he's 11 years old, and he got it real special because he doesn't have good mobility," said Brandon's foster mother, Valli Ross.
Brandon is unable to ride a regular bike after losing his leg in a tragic lawnmower accident, the 11 year old finally had it made. A custom $2,600 trike that would allow him to ride alongside his brothers this summer. That is until crooks took off with it in the night.
"I was just upset when I heard about it," he said.
The crooks took the hand crank bike right out of his carport. Breaking off the orange disabled flags as they left.
"It had a lock on it, but they, it must have been two people or something cause it's long and they picked it up and carried it off, cause we could see the tracks," Valli said.
It's the third time thieves have taken off with something from the Ross's carport in just days, ruining a summer for the boys.
Brandon had worked to get his grades up just so he could ride. Now, just days after he could, it's gone.
"This was gonna be the best summer for our boys and now it's just kinda, you know, they're losing faith."
Now they hope someone will notice the rare bike, and tip off police.
"All I want it my bike back, they can have my foster dad's tools and my brother's bike, that's all," Brandon said.
Brandon's foster mom fought the state to get the foster department to pay for the bike. Now she fears they won't pay for another one if it isn't found.
If you know anything, you can call Prosser Police.