Police: Suspect steals disabled man's wheelchair from home

Bridgeport police say they're looking for the person who broke into a disabled man's home and stole his wheelchair. Steve Rayho and his fiance, John

Steve Rayho and his fiance, John Nickens, say they are still reeling from the theft of Rayho's wheelchair.

Steve Rayho and his fiance, John Nickens, say they are still reeling from the theft of Rayho's wheelchair. (9/8/16)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police say they're looking for the person who broke into a disabled man's home and stole his wheelchair.

Steve Rayho and his fiance, John Nickens, say the former's wheelchair cost around $800. A recent move left them without money to buy a new one.

Police say a thief broke into a bedroom window and stole the wheelchair along with a Sony PlayStation and other items.

Rayho, who is a nurse, says he became disabled more than two years ago when he took a bad fall that required the amputation of his leg. Since then, he says the wheelchair has been an essential part of his life. He says it becomes painful to walk on his prosthetic leg after several hours, so he prefers to use the wheelchair to get around his home.

"If somebody took clothing or food or even some material object…to go and pawn or whatever, fine," Rayho says. "But to take somebody's wheelchair? I mean, that's pretty low."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Officials say a Norwalk woman was killed in 1 Woman killed in Norwalk fire
The slur has remained on the garage for 2 Stamford couple accrues fines over racial slur on garage
3 12 on Health: Foods that help fight diseases
The incident happened at 4700 block of Main 4 Driver trapped in car after Bridgeport crash
The event features deals and specials at two 5 Stamford Downtown holds Winter Restaurant Weeks

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE