Upstanding Teens Arrested For Stealing Wheelchair And Going On Neighborhood Joy Ride
CBS news reports that two 14-year-old boys have been arrested for allegedly stealing a wheelchair from a home that was under construction. The Long Island gentleman reportedly stole the motorized contraption late Saturday night and are accused of joy-riding the $17,000 chair around the neighborhood until the battery died. Reports claim that the two teens then abandoned the wheelchair in some random location. It has yet to be recovered.
How did Nassau County Police discern that these two young men may have committed these crimes by Monday? Because police found posts about the wheelchair theft on Facebook. Arrests for both boys followed.
What’s even more grotesque is that the chair was stolen fromÂ Carmela Pinello, a mother whose 27-year-old son who uses the custom-designed chair for hisÂ cerebral palsy. She’s understandably not amused:
â€œMy son had nine surgeries and that chair was specially made for him,â€ Pinello told 1010 WINSâ€™ Mona Rivera. â€œThey left my son stranded. They should be ashamed of themselves and realize that you donâ€™t play with somebodyâ€™s life and think itâ€™s a joke, because itâ€™s not a joke.â€
A very, very poorly executed joke — on multiple fronts.