WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Wichita woman says she feels sorry for whoever stole an aluminum wheelchair ramp from outside her ground-floor apartment.
KWCH-TV reports the theft happened in late November but wasn’t reported until Monday, when a caretaker noticed the ramp was missing from outside a sliding glass door.
Brenda Stoneley, 62, has multiple sclerosis and spends most of her time in a motorized wheelchair. She says the ramp had cost her $450, about two-thirds of her monthly income.
Police believe the ramp was taken to be sold as scrap metal.
Stoneley says she was angry at first, but now feels sorry that someone was desperate enough to steal the ramp. She has now bought a replacement ramp similar to the one that was stolen.