Las Vegas veteran outraged after mobility scooter stolen
By Elizabeth Gadley. CREATED Aug 14, 2015
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A local veteran is outraged after someone stole his electric scooter.
Gary Brewer can't believe someone would stoop so low as to steal a retired man's mobility scooter.
"I've heard people use the word violated when they've had stuff stolen before but I think it goes beyond that. I mean obviously being in a retirement home and a scooter the person who has it has got to be disabled, or you wouldn't have it. So I would think you're pretty low, I mean real low to take something like that," explains Brewer.
The disabled vet has had a hard time walking since he was hit by a car and dragged behind it a few years ago.
"Now I'm lucky if I can get down to the mailbox and back," says Brewer.
And because of his poor eyesight, he's not allowed to drive, so his scooter was his only way to get around.
According to Brewer, the scooter was in his carport at the Shadow Mountain Community Mobile Home Park when he went to bed. When he woke up and went out to check the mail it was gone.
Brewer says it's a Century brand electric mobility scooter. It's black with three wheels and has a basket in front. It's about ten years old and has some minor front-end damage.
Brewer doesn't have any family living in the area to help him out and being on a fixed income, he can't afford to buy a new scooter. He has this message for the thief or thieves who took his only form of transportation:
"Either bring it back, no questions asked or I hate to put it this way ... may god forgive you," said Brewer.
Brewer has filed a police report but he say he realizes how busy the police are. He's really just hoping someone saw something at his mobile home park near Lamb Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive or that the crooks develop a conscience.