Public offers help after thief steals special needs child's custom tricycle
UPDATE: According to the Slidell Police Department, the tricycle has been returned.
The department said Tuesday that the custom-made tricycle was dropped off by someone who was not connected with the theft. Police say the person was able to convince the thief to surrender the tricycle.
SLIDELL - The Slidell Police Department has been inundated with requests from people who want to help after someone stole a tricycle made specifically for a 12-year-old girl with special needs.
According to the police department, several people have mentioned that they would like to purchase a new custom tricycle for the little girl.
The father of the girl said he discovered the bike was missing Sunday morning as the family was preparing for a camping trip.
He told police that when he went to retrieve the $2,000 bike from his family's storage unit, it was nowhere to be found. The Amtryke tricycle, which was custom built specifically to the 12-year-old girl’s body dimensions, was red in color and had a small license plate with the name “Adara” adhered to the back of it.
Slidell Police are asking anyone with information to call 985-646-6181.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Tigerland Double Homicide Suspect Arrested
Tips on preventing house fires
Arrest of Tyrese Magee in connection with fatal Tigerland Shooting
Video of brawl after Scotlandville football game sparks two investigations
Rejoice! Days ahead of schedule, drivers seen using both sides of Sunshine...