A GoFundMe has been launched by family and friends to purchase a new electronic tricycle for a disabled Nanaimo man, after his was stolen.
Aragorn Klockars was devastated when he walked out of his home Tuesday to find his electric mobility tricycle was taken from outside his front door.
The 52-year-old has partial paralysis on his right side, making walking difficult and doesn’t drive. Without the tricycle that’s valued at $10,000 he is nearly immobile.
“We are hoping to raise enough money to purchase a new “Neon Tadpole” for Aragorn so he can regain his independence,” said the GoFundMe page.
It has raised almost $1,000 of its $10,000 goal.
After Klockars notified the RCMP of the theft and put up out posters around central Nanaimo, pleading for the trike’s return.
Sadly its made him prey to a new brand of thief: a scammer who told Klockars he had bought his tricycle for $400 but would sell it back to him for $20 now, if he’d wire him the money.
The money was sent before CHEK News or RCMP were aware and Klockars just kept waiting outside his home, for a tricycle that never came.
Klockars is pleading for some kindness this Thanksgiving after being victimized twice already. All he wants is his electric trike back and his independence that was stolen along with it.
Anyone who knows where the electronic tricycle is can call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.
The GoFundME can be found here.