Woman’s Wheelchair Stolen in Northeast D.C.

Taken from outside her condo

Friday, Jun 1, 2012  |  Updated 9:55 PM EDT
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Woman’s Wheelchair Stolen in Northeast D.C.

Melissa Weiss

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A D.C. woman is searching for her motorized wheelchair after it was stolen from outside her home.

Melissa Weiss has cerebral palsy. She said she keeps her wheelchair right outside her basement condo on Sixth Street in Northeast. But Wednesday, her husband discovered that the wheelchair was gone.

“I can’t figure out what they would use it for because they didn’t take the charger with them,” Weiss told News4 exclusively. “So they must not have known much about it. You can’t use an electric wheelchair after the battery’s run down unless you have a charger.”

Weiss said the wheelchair is worth about $5,500. Homeowner’s insurance is refusing to pay to replace it because the chair was parked outside the condo.
 

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