Thieves victimize 4-year-old Elizabeth girl with cerebral palsy

Four-year-old Peyton needs this special wheelchair to get around because she has several physical disabilities. The wheelchair was stolen from in front of her Elizabeth home the other day.

Four-year-old Peyton needs this special wheelchair to get around because she has several physical disabilities. The wheelchair was stolen from in front of her Elizabeth home the other day. (3/30/17)

ELIZABETH - A dismayed mother in Elizabeth says thieves stole her daughter’s wheelchair, a piece of equipment that is crucial since the girl suffers from cerebral palsy.

Yasmeen Wellington says someone stole her daughter Peyton’s wheelchair from their property Wednesday.

The little girl has a handful of physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy. Wellington says that her daughter cannot get around without the chair, which is worth about $3,000.

“Why would someone even think to do something like that?” Wellington asks. “What are they thinking to come onto someone else’s property?”

Peyton is using a temporary chair from her school until the family can get a new one. Wellington says it could take up to five months to replace the wheelchair.

Elizabeth police are investigating.

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