- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Tooele residents are helping out the family of a 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy after their car and the boy’s customized wheelchair were stolen.

The family of Keaton Johnson discovered Saturday morning that their car was stolen. The boy’s wheelchair, which was in the car, was found outside their apartment complex with the seat and back missing.

The boy’s mother Rosy Mintz says it costs $5,000 to replace the chair but the family doesn’t have extra cash after recently moving.

Mintz says the wheelchair was the biggest loss because it will be difficult to find one that meets her son’s needs.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/29lurwZ ) that since the theft, community members have donated a $100 gift card and a car seat. A local car dealership donated a replacement car.

Police in Tooele say they’re investing the theft.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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