- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - The suburban Kansas City, Missouri, parents of a quadriplegic teenager are hoping someone returns the boy’s beloved dune buggy stolen from the family’s home.

The Kansas City Star (https://bit.ly/1Sl5AVG) reports Johnathan Brende’s dune buggy was taken from the family’s Independence backyard Monday night or early Tuesday, after cutting a cable lock on a gate.

The teen’s mother, Tonni Brende, calls the machine “his life,” and that Tuesday would have been the first day this spring for him to take it out for a ride.

Michael Brende Sr. specialized a dune buggy he found for sale, and the family invested about $4,000 into it.

Tonni Brende says two other recreational vehicles recently have been stolen in the neighborhood. She says the return of the dune buggy is “what my son needs.”


Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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