Teen's wheelchair is returned after theft from Metrodome
- Article by: TIM HARLOW
- Star Tribune
- August 1, 2008 - 11:43 PM
The case of a teenager's missing wheelchair has a happy ending.
Two days after somebody rode off with Sam Dougherty's electric wheelchair as he watched a Twins game at the Metrodome, police found the missing chair and returned it to the 17-year-old.
Dougherty has a muscular disease and needs the chair to get around.
On Tuesday, Dougherty had parked his wheelchair, valued at more than $15,000, in the stadium concourse.
When he went to leave the game, the wheelchair was gone.
The surveillance video showed a man on a chair similar to Dougherty's leave the Metrodome in the seventh inning.
The video also shows the man struggling to get out of the building, until a Metrodome employee helps him.
Police found the chair Thursday night in north Minneapolis. No one has been arrested.
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