Thief takes disabled woman’s car in Gladwin

When Terressa Carson acquired a get in touch with from her husband to tell her that their white 2009 Ford Target was stolen, she believed he was joking.

He wasn’t. The motor vehicle was long gone, as properly as Carson’s walker, medical papers, long term handicapped sticker and her husband’s wallet with a current financial institution withdrawal.

“Who steals a handicap (person’s) motor vehicle?” reported Carson, of Gladwin.

Carson referred to as Jim’s Automotive NAPA in Gladwin, exactly where her spouse operates, inquiring him to carry household some boxes. He took the bins out to the car and returned to the store to grab a several extra products.


When he returned to the vehicle, it was absent.

Right after submitting a report with the Gladwin County Sheriff’s Business office, the couple changed their doorway locks and flagged their credit history and lender playing cards along with the car’s identification in case the thief attempted to promote it.

For Carson, who was still left forever disabled following a automobile accident final calendar year, the auto represented some flexibility following the crash left her with a shattered leg and a broken foot and ribs.

The couple has a further motor vehicle, but the lacking automobile was one she could effortlessly get in and out of with her walker.

She does not understand why another person would steal a car that has far more than 200,000 miles on it and is rusted.

“I never see why they want it,” she reported. “I would like they would just give it back again or at least (give back again) my things.”

Carson asks any individual with info to speak to regulation enforcement. She claimed the handicapped sticker is numbered C265 and expires in August 2026. There is rust at the base of the doorways. She hopes that anyone could have had a doorbell that picked up some exercise or an individual noticed something. Call Gladwin County Sheriff’s Workplace at (989) 426-9284.

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