Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hand Bike Stolen from Vietnam Veteran

Two Portland Police officers came knocking Monday afternoon, along with the stolen bike they found only 3 blocks away.

Vietnam Veteran, double-amputee's custom hand bike stolen from driveway

by Cory Marshall
August 1st 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) - The search is on for a Vietnam Veteran's custom hand bike that was stolen late Saturday afternoon from his driveway in Southeast Portland.

The theft happened sometime in a 1.5-hour window as Brian Willson went inside to get lunch.

"(I) came out before 4 p.m. to do another errand and it was gone. I just had to sit down for a second and think, okay, what am I going to do now?" Willson, told KATU News.

Willson is a double-amputee and relies on the hand bike (pictured above in a photo by Jonathan Maus of bikeportland.org) to get around. To really understand the importance of the cycle, you have to go back about 30-years to a peaceful protest gone awry.
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