Arrow-right Camera


Scooter Returned Boy Says He’s Been Riding It, But Didn’t Steal It

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20, 1995

In less than an hour Tuesday morning, Angelo Kiourkas went from owning no scooter to owning two.

One was his original electric scooter, stolen from in front of his home in the 1400 block of West Jackson Sunday night. A boy in his early teens stopped by the home Tuesday and said he had been riding the scooter, but didn’t steal it.

The batteries in the scooter, which runs 5 miles per hour, had gone dead.

“I just thank him for having the courage to come forward,” said Kiourkas, 71, who’s mostly paralyzed from the waist down.

Meanwhile, his wife had gone to a doctor’s office to pick up a scooter the doctor’s wife had used. When she returned home, two of her grandchildren were leaving to go get the stolen scooter.

They pushed it two blocks home and recharged the batteries.

“Everything’s under control,” Kiourkas said. “Thank everybody for their help. It was so nice.”

, DataTimes

Click here to comment on this story »