CHESTERFIELD TWSP, Mich. (WJBK) - A Macomb County family is devastated after some thoughtless thieves take off with their van that was customized for their disabled son.
"I'm a little upset because that guy took my bike. It was very important," Desean Hopkins said.
Hopkins, 13 years old, has cerebral palsy.
One of his prized possessions is his special 3-wheel bicycle -- a gift from Beaumont Hospital.
"My bike was purple," he said. "It helps me exercise my legs."
Sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, Desean's mom's handicap-equipped minivan was stolen from their Chesterfield Township apartment complex.
That special bike was inside.
"We try to get a lot of exercise in his legs so they don't tighten up. He won't be stiff, and right now we're trying to get him to walk -- cause he used to walk," Kathleen Miller said.
Police recovered the van, but it's no longer drive-able. Desean's bike still is still missing.
"The person who took it is a mystery," Hopkins said.
Kathleen and her son hope someone sees this story -- someone who know where to find Desean's special bike and maybe someone who can help them get a new van.
"It's something to get me around, to get him to his appointments," she said.
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