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Wheelchair Lift Taken From Family’s Backyard

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) – A 500-pound wheelchair lift was stolen from a family’s home in New Castle.

The family that owns it says it won’t press charges against whoever stole it, though.

“If you could just return it, no questions asked, you know I would appreciate it even if you just want to drop it off somewhere — fire department,” said Lynn Nocera who owned the lift.

She had it for her 15-year-old daughter who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, which weighs 150 pounds alone.

“I know times are tough, I know people need money,” Nocera said. “It’s for my daughter, it’s a wheelchair lift.”

Nocera and her family believe the ramp was taken to be sold for scrap money.

The metal lift sat in the family’s backyard and went missing sometime in the last two weeks, Nocera said. It was a backup in case she needed to replace the lift in her van.

She said it originally took three people to move it into her backyard when she got it.

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