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Tucson woman trying to get the word out after her electric wheelchair was stolen

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 20:33:13-04

TUCSON, Ariz.  — A Tucson woman struggling with disease and chronic pain is trying to get the word out after her electric wheelchair was stolen from her front yard.

"Why would God allow something like this to happen,” said Carrie Scott. I don't get it I don't understand.”

Carrie Scott is not talking about the two decades of homelessness she went through or even the disease she says is breaking down her muscles and bones leading to scoliosis. What pushed Scott over the edge was her electric wheelchair getting stolen.

“My life, it took a lot of independence from me,” said Carrie Scott.

Her friend Patty Newbury says she watched Scott get herself off the street and was happy to see her being able to get herself around.

“She's a blessing to me, she thinks I’m a blessing to her, but she's a blessing to me every day.”

Newbury contacted 9 On Your Side hoping to spread the word.

“I'm hoping someone may have seen something, someone may know someone trying to sell a scooter or electric cart. I’m hoping something will come of this.”

It's a power chair with a black seat, red base, and the word “jazzy” on the front.

“My chair was my independence away from home, them taking my chair was very cruel.,” said Scott.

The chair was stolen from her front yard in a trailer park in the Flowing Wells area. Scott reported it stolen to the Pima County Sheriff’s office on July 8th.

If you have any information please call 520-88-CRIME.