Ride On: Tricycle donated to little boy with special needs who had his stolen
NAPLES, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office delivered some heartwarming news on Monday.
The boy is developmentally delayed and has little strength in his legs. The boy's father said that with regular use, his son's legs were starting to get stronger. The pedal straps helped keep his feet in place, and a handle on the back allowed his parents to push him and help with steering and braking.
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The original trike, and whoever stole it, have yet to be found.
Still, the new tricycle is welcomed news for a family victimized by a seemingly heartless thief.
"On Monday afternoon, the boy and his family were presented with the new bike! His face lit up with excitement and couldn't wait to go for a ride immediately," the Collier County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook.
"The family is so relieved their son is able to keep on riding," the post continued.
Law enforcement is still investigating the original theft and is asking the public for some help.
It was stolen from a storage locker at an apartment complex near the 3200 block of Bermuda Isle Circle on May 21.
If you have any information, you're urged to contact the sheriff's office at 239-252-9300. Or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.
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