HIGHBRIDGE - A disabled grandmother who had her motorized wheelchair stolen was given a new one on Friday from a loyal News 12 viewer.
Virginia Velez, 70, had her wheelchair stolen by three suspects outside a salon.
Edwin Pizarro, owner of Medfirst Homecare in New Jersey, says he saw the surveillance video of the crime on the News 12 The Bronx Facebook page on Friday morning.
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Just hours later, Pizarro delivered a new motorized chair to Velez. It is valued between $3,000 and $5,000.
The wheelchair comes complete with a headrest, swivel capability, a reclining function and wheels that are guaranteed to never go flat.
Velez was overjoyed with her new chair. “If I could jump for joy, I would give you a dance right now,” she said.
Along with the new chair, Velez is also receiving a 13-month labor warranty, which is valued at more than $350 in case anything happens to it.
The investigation into finding the suspects on the surveillance video is ongoing.