A group of children and teens in Upper Darby, Delaware County, stole a parapalegic's wheelchair yesterday as a prank, according to police. The wheelchair was later recovered.
Michael J. Chitwood, Upper Darby Superintendent of Police, said police received a call about 12:30 p.m. Sunday from Andrew Hinson, of the 7000 block of Clinton Road, saying someone had stolen his wheelchair from outside his home.
Hinson has left his customized wheelchair outside Saturday night into Sunday. He only asked that it be returned no questions asked.
Detectives spoke with neighbors who said they saw juveniles playing with the wheelchair, which was found a few blocks away on Radbourne Road. The juveniles were between 12 and 14, according to Chitwood.