SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ - William Pollard's scooter allows him to live a normal life, a life that he said was stolen on Tuesday night when it was ripped from the lock on Pollard's truck.
"When I woke up and came outside, I noticed that my lift was still in the up position, but the scooter was not there," Pollard said.
Pollard immediately reported his missing scooter to police.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Pollard is unable to move his legs. For the past couple of days, he has been using a walker along with an old scooter. Both bring back bad memories of Pollard's struggle when he was first diagnosed.
"Using this old scooter makes me feel handicapped. It's much heavier, and makes it more difficult to get around," Pollard said.
The scooter that was stolen from Pollard was specially designed for him by engineers at Lyric. Valued at $7,000, the design helps him with mobility in tight spaces and drive at speeds up to 20 miles per hour.
"It made me forget I was handicapped, because I can do everything that everyone else can when I use it," Pollard said.
If you have any information on what may have happened to Pollard's scooter, contact San Tan Valley police.