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May 29, 2014
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Video: Calif. cops push Army vet stranded on scooter home

The scooter 67-year-old Gilbert LaRocque relies on to get around had run out of power and he could not walk home

By Kristina Le
Fox 5 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Video has surfaced showing two San Diego police officers helping a disabled Vietnam veteran get home after he was left stranded on his motorized scooter over Memorial Day weekend.

Officers Eric Cooper and Milo Shields happened upon 67-year-old Gilbert LaRocque on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard Sunday. The scooter he relies on to get around had run out of power and he could not walk home.

“He told the other officer, ‘Are you up for a walk?’ The other officer said, ‘Yeah.’ They gave me a push all the way home. If it weren’t for them, I don’t know what I would have done,” LaRocque said.

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