Ky. police nab wheelchair thief

The Kentucky Post

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Police recovered a stolen custom wheelchair that belongs to a young girl and arrested the man they believe stole it.

The wheelchair was found Wednesday night in a pile of scrap at a recycling business, police said.

A worker at the recycling yard had seen news reports on the case and spotted the pink wheelchair. That person called in an anonymous tip to police.

The chair, valued at $5,000, had been stolen from Erin White's front porch Monday morning. It belongs to White's 8-year-old daughter, Audrey, who has cerebral palsy.

Recycling company records led police to 50-year-old Leander Anderson, who was arrested Thursday.

A couple who had seen the news reports had offered to buy the child a replacement chair.

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