'Give me my bike back:' 10-year-old boy with disabilities shares plea after personalized bike is stolen
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Racine mother is asking for the public's help after her son’s bike was stolen.
Sparkle Robinson said her son, Dashawn, only had the bike for a couple weeks before someone decided to take what didn’t belong to them.
“It actually makes me feel angry," Robinson lamented.
All she wants is for the thief to return it.
“I don’t need to meet you. I don’t need to see you, you don’t need to see me, just put it back. That’s all I’m asking," she added.
She said that she, and her two boys, wanted to ride on Sunday, Sept. 20.
That’s until her oldest son Brandon realized his brother’s bike, with the adjustable seat, was gone.
She said it was taken from her backyard, near Horlick High School.
“It’s like a royal blue, it has three wheels. It’s like a sit-down bike," Robinson said.
Ten-year-old Dashawn has cerebral palsy, and walking can be difficult.
“I can’t balance that good, and I can’t ride a regular bike," Dashawn Grandberry said.
But he said this bike got him back outside and with his family.
“It goes fast enough to make me keep up with my brother and my mom," he added.
For Robinson quality time is important, and she’s asking for the public’s help to get that back, too.
“If you don’t want any consequences just put the bike back in the backyard where you got it from," she said.
The bike is welded together, and so unique, that Robinson hopes someone will easily recognize it.
She’s also made a police report.