NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Within minutes of briefly leaving it outside, a Newport News man's wheelchair was stolen Sunday morning.
Victor Hill told WAVY.com he left the chair outside his home in the 300 block of Chesapeake Avenue to charge it.
"The chair [was] charging so when I get out, it will be charged and I can go on my merry way," Hill said. "When I came back, the chair was gone."
Hill had a major stroke Christmas Eve of 2009, leaving the right side of his body paralyzed.
"It's a lot of strain on me and on my body," Hill told WAVY.com, tearing up. "If you put yourself in that person shoes, you wouldn't do that."
Hill is now using a non-motorized chair to get in and out of his home, which has a short staircase to its porch.
"They are low," Hill said. "Any time you're going to take a handicapped man's wheelchair, you are very low."
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