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West Allis Police search for stolen medical scooter

Posted at 10:35 PM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 23:38:31-04

WEST ALLIS -- West Allis Police are asking for your help in finding a stolen medical scooter.

The owner, Nancy Tyszka, claims it happened Saturday afternoon.

“That’s just really low life you know to steal from a handicapped or disabled person,” she said.

Tyszka has painful arthritis and a condition that leaves her with little feeling in her feet.

She struggles to get around on a daily basis, even just walking the 35 feet from her home to her car. To do that she needs to stop and sit every few steps.

“It hurts and it’s rough on the breathing,” Tyszka said.

Her life changed five years ago when she spent $2,500 to buy a motorized scooter.

“It’s been a godsend because it lets me be independent. It lets me get out and do stuff,” she said.

However, she said suddenly, after leaving for a few hours Saturday afternoon, it disappeared.

“I thought well maybe it got moved and it wasn’t moved, it was gone,” Tyszka said.

She last saw it at 12:45 p.m. by her garage, behind her house off of S. 7th St. in West Allis.

Her sister, Mary Katz, who lives in the upstairs apartment, was there at the time.

“If I’d been looking out the window at the right moment maybe I could have stopped them,” Katz said.

Police say they have no suspects, but Tyszka has no reason to believe her neighbors were involved.

She’s devastated and prays someone will come forward.

“I believe in the good nature of people and I’m just hoping that they’ll bring it back,” she said.

Tyszka's scooter has three wheels and is blue with a dark blue chair. It also has a yellow bag and a blue bag to hold accessories.

If you have any information about what happened call West Allis Police at 414-302-8000.