Man’s wheelchair nabbed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “I forgot something in the house,” Flores said. “By the time I got back, it was gone.” Flores is able to walk, but he has a hard time walking the several blocks to businesses on Palmdale Boulevard and back home again, especially pulling a small cart filled with groceries. Flores has no idea who took his wheelchair, though he suspects it might have been neighborhood youngsters. Taking a break from watering his front lawn one afternoon last week, Flores said he is able to walk around his home and yard, when he can rest frequently, but walking long distances hurts his back. He believes his back pain is the result of a 60-year-old World War II injury, incurred when he and fellow soldiers tumbled down a tall cliff in Germany. “At the time I was young. I didn’t feel it. Now that I’m old I’m feeling everything,” Flores said. He lost his driver’s license after he couldn’t pass the Department of Motor Vehicles examination, he said. He got the motorized wheelchair through Medicare about two months ago. “It wasn’t anything fancy. I wanted something to depend on,” he said. He’s been told he will get a replacement, but it hasn’t shown up. Anyone with information on the stolen wheelchair can call the Palmdale sheriff’s station at (661) 267-4300. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Eighty-three-year-old Trinidad Flores isn’t going very far these days. Not since a thief stole the motorized wheelchair he used to get to the grocery store, the laundry and elsewhere because he can no longer drive. “There’s all kinds of people on this earth,” said Flores, a Texas-born retired construction worker and World War II veteran who lives in a well-kept Palmdale house he built himself 35 years ago. No sign of the wheelchair has turned up since it was stolen earlier this month from in front of Flores’ 4th Street East house. Flores had brought it outside minutes earlier, getting ready to bring clothes to Palmdale Boulevard laundry. last_img

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