4-year-old's custom wheelchair stolen from home


SEATTLE - A 4-year-old’s custom-built wheelchair was stolen outside a Beacon Hill home over the weekend.

 Seattle police were called to a home in the 1700 block of 13th Avenue South Saturday morning after a woman called 911 to report that someone had stolen the wheelchair in the middle of the night.

 The woman told responding officers the family had last seen the wheelchair -- which is black and has stroller-style handlebars and a handbrake -- at 2 a.m., after they left it at the bottom of the stairs outside their home.

 The woman told officers the wheelchair was built to the specific measurements of her 4-year-old daughter, and she had no idea why anyone would steal it.

 Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 206-625-5011.