Police: Man sold girl's specialized wheelchair at scrap yard
CRANSTON, R.I. —
Cranston police have arrested and charged a man who they say stole a specialized stroller from a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and sold it a scrap yard.
Police arrested and charged 43-year-old Richard Rebello, of Providence, with a felony count of receiving stolen goods over $1,500.
Police said they recovered the wheelchair which was in good condition. The custom made stroller cost $4,300 and was less than a year old.
Illiana Perez has limited mobility and the non-motorized wheelchair allows her to get around.
"I feel mad because I don't know why a person would take something like that," she told NBC 10 in an interview after the theft.