Disabled woman needs help finding stolen mobility scooter - Tucson News Now

Disabled woman needs help finding stolen mobility scooter

Missing mobility scooter (Source: Tucson News Now) Missing mobility scooter (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A woman is pleading with the community to help get her electric mobility scooter back. It’s valued at more than $2,000 and is her only mode of transportation.

Carolyn is disabled. Her mobility scooter was stolen from a front yard on Sycamore Boulevard, near Grant and Alvernon on Wednesday, March 22 as she was inside a home with her friend. Life for Carolyn is hard enough, but now this setback leaves her with no way to get around.

“It’s all I have. To get to the grocery store, doctors’ appointments, the bank,” Carolyn said.

Carolyn was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis more than a decade ago. Her muscles are weak and she has no reflexes in her lower legs. As walking has become increasingly difficult over the years, she recently bought a purple mobility scooter. Then last week in broad daylight, criminals made off with it. Carolyn’s friend Julie is in disbelief.

“Obviously, it was a person who needed this mobility scooter and for two able bodied people to come over and steal it, drag it down the street – it’s absolutely horrible,” Julie Ruffell said.

A neighbor spotted a man and a woman chain the scooter to the back of a black car. Julie and Carolyn called the police but it was too late. The scooter is a three-wheel bright purple electric mobility scooter made by E-Wheels – Model EW36.

As Carolyn hopes someone may recognize it, she has a tough time wrapping her mind around how the suspects could be so bold.

“How do you sleep with yourselves at night – knowing what you did? How can you lie down with yourself in your own bed at night and sleep and not feel like the biggest piece of --- on the face of the earth?” Carolyn questioned.

If you have any information about this, you’re urged to call 88-CRIME.

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