Family hoping son’s special needs tricycle, which was stolen, will be returned

Family hoping son’s special needs tricycle, which was stolen, will be returned
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A Dayton family is hoping someone will find and return their son’s special needs tricycle, which was stolen sometime late Friday night into Saturday morning.

The unique Schwinn tricycle outfitted with a basket, horn and two orange flags, was accidentally left unsecured overnight in the front yard of the home in the 2800 block of Ferncliff Avenue and the family awoke to find it and his safety helmet missing, according to the Dayton police report.

The tricycle was the only means of transportation for 21-year-old Phillip Todd, who suffers from several handicaps, including epilepsy, according to the report.

Police said when officers took the theft report, Phillip was upset and didn’t understand why he couldn’t go ride his bike like his brothers were doing.

The family tells us the tricycle was a gift after he graduated high school in May.

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