Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This


Special Bicycle Stolen From Boy With Down Syndrome

Your support of local journalists is vital
LAist reporting is free for all to rely on, but needs your help today to stay that way.

A special, three-wheel bicycle belonging to a 14-year-old boy with Down syndrome was stolen from his home in Santa Ana, reports the OC Register. The bike was taken from the father's pickup truck overnight Wednesday as it was parked at their home.

Said the father of the Special Olympics assisted swimmer, "I almost started to cry, because he loves that bike...He hasn't asked for it yet and I'm afraid at how he is going to react when I tell him we don't have it anymore," notes the OC Register.

Unable to afford a replacement the bike, the family is asking for the public's help to get it back, saying, "he has used the bike so much that we've had to replace the tires twice, and we've only had it for a year and a half," notes the OC Register. Anyone with information is asked to call the family at 714-540-2673, or the Santa Ana Police Department at 714-245-8400.