Minnesota Man's $5,000 Wheelchair Stolen

The State Patrol is asking for help finding a wheelchair stolen from its owner as he traveled through Nebraska. A 29-year old Minnesota man called the Nebraska State Patrol on Wednesday to report that his wheelchair had been stolen from outside his parked vehicle. The man, who is a quadriplegic, was traveling with two friends from Colorado to Minnesota on March 2. They parked to rest overnight on a frontage road just south of the Interstate 80, Alda Exit in Hall County. The wheelchair was placed outside of the car to allow the seat to recline. In the morning, when they went to get the chair, it was gone. The wheelchair is valued at $5,000. Anyone with information that could help in the recovery of the stolen wheelchair is asked to contact the State Patrol in Grand Island.