Skip to comments.Police: Facebook Posts Lead To Arrest Of 2 Teens In L.I. Wheelchair Theft
Posted on 06/12/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT by grundle
A heartless prank left a young man with a broken heart on Long Island, after his wheelchair was stolen from his home.
Two 14-year-old boys also have been charged after stealing the motorized wheelchair
The boys rode the $17,000 chair around the neighborhood until the battery died and then abandoned it, police said.
Before the wheelchair was located, CBS 2s Jennifer McLogan spoke with burglary victim Vinny Pinello and his mother.
Its making me upset, he said. Last night when I went to bed, I started crying.
Pinello was filled with anguish, his independence snatched away with the prank.
Theyre cruel, said Vinnys mother, Carmela Pinello. They broke into my home and took my sons wheelchair. Its an expensive wheelchair. Thats how he lives.
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Having been the victim of a burglary and a car theft, I can tell you that you never really recover. When your personal space and property is violated, you feel empty. Like nothing is sacred.
Unless your glock has permeated their ass!
My heart goes out to this family, even though the chair was found. My four year old grandson has limited mobility. The day he got his manual wheelchair he was elated. It truly gave him the gift of independence. It was like watching a baby bird take flight.
I hope the Long Island man can once again feel secure. His life is hard enough without lowlives preying on him. I hope Family Court will teach the youts the consequences of their actions. Should have been criminal court.
My Ruger permeated the burglar’s arm (poor gun control), so I got mine. Didn’t make it any easier to live in that apartment thereafter.
$17,000 for a wheel chair? No matter if it had gold wheels and a direct line to the space station, that in itself should be criminal.