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'Who steals a wheelchair?' Portland man hopes for return of stolen wheelchair

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David Rinella David Rinella
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A north Portland man who relies on his wheelchair to get around said he is now confined to his home after someone stole the wheelchair from his front porch.

David Rinella said the chair disappeared sometime Saturday night from his home in the University Park neighborhood.

Rinella has a nerve condition that only allows him to walk short distances with the help of a cane.

He said he's called local wheelchair stores and pawn shops, but nobody has seen the stolen wheelchair. It is a silver TiLite ZRa model with black cushions.

"One, I thought this was a pretty safe neighborhood. A little, quiet, college neighborhood," Rinella said. "Also, who steals a wheelchair?"

Portland police are investigating the theft.

Anyone with information about the stolen wheelchair is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau.

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