Woman with polio has scooter stolen from back patio in N. Portla - KPTV - FOX 12

Woman with polio has scooter stolen from back patio in N. Portland

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Model of the scooter that was taken in north Portland (KPTV) Model of the scooter that was taken in north Portland (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A Portland woman is left without her scooter after Fox 12's Most Wanted is accused of stealing it.

Mardell Wilson, 78, suffers from polio and has a tough time getting around.

Wilson has used crutches and canes to get around since getting polio more than 60 years ago. She has owned the scooter for over month before it was stolen.

She told Fox 12 she tried avoid getting the scooter but finally gave in and had her daughter get her one.

"I've had it for five weeks, four weeks, something like that, and it's just changed my life. I mean, I go toddling around the neighborhood. I've gone to the mall. I went to Depoe Bay and rode along the water there on that boardwalk. We went to Newport and I could go into all the shops. That I've never done, never." 

Wilson said the scooter was parked out on her back patio at her home on North Portsmouth near Oberlin. She believes it was taken between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday. She said the key was not in the scooter at the time, so whoever took it likely had to carry it.

Wilson has a message for the people who took it.

"I would like them to look at themselves and ask themselves, if it was my mom or my grandma, how would I feel?"

Wilson said if the people want to just return it to her back patio, she would appreciate it and would tell the police it has been returned.

If you know anything, please contact the Portland police.

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