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Cleveland police need your help finding woman who stole 66-year-old man's electric wheelchair

Posted at 4:20 PM, Dec 13, 2019

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are looking for a woman who stole a 66-year-old man's electric wheelchair last month.

According to a Cleveland police report, on Nov. 30, William Carter parked his wheelchair outside a deli in the 10000 block of St. Clair Avenue before heading inside the store.

The surveillance video shows a woman passing him in the doorway. She looks around for awhile, then jumps onto his motorized wheelchair. She spins around in circles for a few seconds and then takes off and never returns.

"I would have given her whatever I had. I would have shared with her," Carter said. "She didn't have to steal my chair."

Carter lives on the East Side of Cleveland and has trouble getting around due to having a prosthetic leg. Carter says without his chair, he's cooped up in his apartment all day and night. "I have to use my chair because my legs would give out. I can't walk anywhere," he said.

Carter said he paid more than $7,000 for the chair, according to police.

"It makes me feel sad, makes me want to leave out of this town," Carter said

Authorities said that the woman appears to be in her 20s and possibly goes by Bri or Brianna. She was last seen wearing a blue jacket and jeans.

Anyone with information about the theft or the woman's whereabouts is asked to call police.