Medical supply store says misuse has led to Allerton man's motorized scooter troubles

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An Allerton man claims his motorized scooter was taken away from him after being promised a replacement for a faulty one.

Mario Madriz was expecting a new scooter to replace a non-working one that was parked in the corner of his apartment, but he says Rainbow Supply of New York took its chair back and left.

Last week, News 12 aired Madriz's ongoing battle with the medical supply store and his struggles to get a reliable motorized chair. He has had five different power scooters within a year, and claims each failed to charge properly or broke down.

MORE: Disabled Bronx man getting the runaround over faulty scooters 

News 12 visited Rainbow Supply in Queens. Owner Peter Kalan says his technicians have visited Madriz 14 times. He says its Madriz's misuse of the chairs and equipments that cause the breakdowns.

Kalan says he plans to bring Madriz a motorized scooter on his own Wednesday to go over with him and local advocates on how to maintain it and avoid future problems.

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