Thieves steal family's scooter, replace it with beach cruiser

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by Arrianee LeBeau, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 1:50 AM

NORFOLK -- Barbara Frankenfield was married last summer and as a wedding gift to her husband, she bought him a scooter.

“I got him that scooter because he deserved it. My husband works very very hard to support me and eight children,” said Frankenfield. 

But Sunday morning, the Frankenfields came out of their apartment at 9538 Chesapeake Blvd to find the scooter stolen.

To make matters worse, the thieves left a beach cruiser with a basket, horn and cup holder in its place.

“Someone has taken his means of transportation so now it’s hard for him to get to and from work,” said Barbara.

Frankenfield said the scooter had been locked against a pole and covered with a tarp. She  her family will make do, with or without scooter, but she hopes whoever stole it will return it to the people who need it most. 

"We are not no wealthy people at all. Like I said, we have eight children. That scooter was not easy to come by.”

 

Police say they might not be able to get good fingerprints from the beach cruiser since it has been sitting out in the open, but they will run it through their system to see if it's been reported stolen. 

 

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