West Allis woman hoping for return of stolen mobility scooter

NOW: West Allis woman hoping for return of stolen mobility scooter

WEST ALLIS (CBS 58) -- A woman who spent the majority of her life helping others as a nurse could now use some help of her own after she says her mobility scooter was stolen from outside of her home. 

Nancy Tyszka, who says she has mobility issues from arthritis and nephropathy, uses her scooter to get around, including from her home to her car.

She rode it to her car Saturday afternoon around 12:45 p.m. and parked it next to her where she parks her car at her West Allis home in the 1100 block of South 74th. When she returned from dropping her mom off around 5:30 p.m., it was gone. 

"It’s like that is almost the lowest form of humanity because you’re taking something from someone who is handicapped and or disabled and obviously this is something that they need and you’re taking it from them and you’re leaving them high and dry," she said. 

"For Nancy, that scooter is her life, it gets her out of the house. She would not be able to go places without it, because she has chairs lined up because she can’t walk very far at all. If she wants to go someplace, she needs the scooter," said Nancy's sister, Mary Katz. 

Tyszka reported the mobility scooter stolen to the West Allis Police Department. 

It has two wheels in the back and one in the front. It is blue with a Harley Davidson sticker on the back. It also has a blue captain's chair with a homemade yellow bag and a blue bag to hold accessories, including her cane. 

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