Truck stolen from Hugo home contained...

Truck stolen from Hugo home contained girl's 'special' wheelchair

There are 18 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 13, 2010, titled Truck stolen from Hugo home contained girl's 'special' wheelchair. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

When thieves broke into Kris Diel's Hugo home Wednesday night, they stole more than just the family vehicle, they stole a 13-year-old girl's "special" wheelchair.

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new guy

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Aug 13, 2010
this animal will be caught. someone already knows who it is, and will turn him in.
Wow

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 13, 2010
new guy wrote:
this animal will be caught. someone already knows who it is, and will turn him in.
I hope you're right!

I also wonder if these "big time" thieves are proud of themselves right now. Do the right thing and give everything back. Do that and then you will have something to be proud of.
online passwords

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Aug 13, 2010
Who keeps their online passwords in their car....lol
jrichards

Amery, WI

#7 Aug 13, 2010
Wheelchair or not, call them scavengers or hyenas or whatever, if they need something and they know it's out there somewhere, it's obvious they'll make the effort to take it. Gotta wonder how they could explain showing up in a new Avalanche someplace, but more than likely it's already gone and whatever was paid for it, is gone too. Bunch of low-lifes.
Fifteen Minutes Of Fame

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Aug 13, 2010
The only time she left the keys in the truck
and doors unluck?......ummhh!

Diel said she always locks the front door, but somehow that night it was left unlocked. The crooks (or crook) went through the house into the garage, where the keys were in the truck's ignition.
Fifteen Minutes Of Fame

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Aug 13, 2010
And the the story garners sympathy rewarded
with someone else's money and gift.....
There are no leads? Yeah because something
fishy is up.

There are no leads yet, though the sheriff's office has fielded several calls from people who'd like to donate to the family, Mueller said.
Fifteen Minutes Of Fame

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Aug 13, 2010
Man if I were a REAL CROOK looking for loot

I'd packed that Avalanche with as much household
goods....electronics...etc. as possible before
heading off......since I have free access to the
house and garage.

Risking everthing for a wheel chair and vehicle
is only found in parking lots and streets.

Something isn't right......someone might have been
in on this and told to come at that time since
she doesn't need her keys to get in her own house
she left it all in the Avalanche?/..weird!

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#13 Aug 13, 2010
Fifteen Minutes Of Fame wrote:
<quoted text>
Wanna bet this was a setup by the mom to get a new
vehicle and wheelchair?
The house and neighborhood where this theft allegedly
happened looked expensive and friendly.
Every time someone goes on the news about things
being stolen someone always generously donate
money or free stuff to replace the family's lost.
In this case something is not right here unless they
live in the north side of Minneapolis or the
ghetto, but a nice suburb? plus the mother is
a single mother. Financial trouble with loans?
The kids probably don't know about the scheme only
the mom.
Have at it folks.....someone has to ask the hard
questions when they see something suspicious.
I hope I'm wrong though and in the end they get
everything back if it wasn't a scheme.
Not only are wheelchairs obscenely expensive, but people are measured and fitted for them and they take time to break in and get like a comfy pair of shoes. Amber's special chair is less than a year old, just about the time she'd be getting very confident in it and attached to it. I don't believe for one moment that her mom would take that away from her. If something happened to my comfy electric chair I'd be very, very upset.

Poor Amber, honey I hope the thief does the right thing and gets your pretty pink chair back to you soon! Maybe in the meantime you can pretty up your backup chair with stickers or new wheel guards, just until you get your special one back.
Jeolous of Mr Zen

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Aug 13, 2010
ZenBirdist wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only are wheelchairs obscenely expensive, but people are measured and fitted for them and they take time to break in and get like a comfy pair of shoes. Amber's special chair is less than a year old, just about the time she'd be getting very confident in it and attached to it. I don't believe for one moment that her mom would take that away from her. If something happened to my comfy electric chair I'd be very, very upset.
Poor Amber, honey I hope the thief does the right thing and gets your pretty pink chair back to you soon! Maybe in the meantime you can pretty up your backup chair with stickers or new wheel guards, just until you get your special one back.
Have a lovely weekend, you lovely person

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#16 Aug 13, 2010
Jeolous of Mr Zen wrote:
<quoted text>Have a lovely weekend, you lovely person
May your weekend be lovely as well!
az governor

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Aug 13, 2010
who cares? we don't give a rip about that. it was done by an american! we only care about illegals at the boarder, now stop whining!
Republicons

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Aug 13, 2010
Where can we find this lady's house?

And when is the doors unluck and the
keys in the car in the driveway?
Sarah D

United States

#19 Aug 13, 2010
Fifteen Minutes Of Fame wrote:
I feel for the girl and her
wheelchair and travel vehicle.
And I hope the mom didn't pimp
this story for a few minutes of
fame and financial gain.
Why?
"Balloon Boy" taught us something
about the media and fast money
in this country and the sympathy
gifts from strangers who are willing
and able to just throw money away.
Most times the kids are the innocent
ones used by their idiotic parents.
Not necessarily, there was a case a couple of years ago when a man had his wheelchair stolen and there were donations and sympathy for him and ....

wait...oh I get it! You're saying that that guy fooled everyone into thinking he needed a new wheelchair! Yeah, that's the ticket. Why I bet he didn't even NEED a wheelchair.

Yeah I bet he could walk just fine and was just conning everyone to get donations.

Yeah...right.

Since: Apr 10

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Aug 13, 2010
Fifteen Minutes Of Fame wrote:
I feel for the girl and her
wheelchair and travel vehicle.
And I hope the mom didn't pimp
this story for a few minutes of
fame and financial gain.
Why?
"Balloon Boy" taught us something
about the media and fast money
in this country and the sympathy
gifts from strangers who are willing
and able to just throw money away.
Most times the kids are the innocent
ones used by their idiotic parents.
I know this family and Mom did not use this fifteen minutes of fame, you frickin loser. Get a life. Is this your fifteen minutes of fame that you had to post 10 postings that were worthless and just plain ignorant.

This family has been through a lot in the last 5 years not counting all the time with Amber and her condition. I hope she gets back her chair because that is her means of life. I hope the thieves are caught and rot in hell for what they have done.
fact finder

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Aug 13, 2010
Fifteen Minutes Of Fame wrote:
The only time she left the keys in the truck
and doors unluck?......ummhh!
Diel said she always locks the front door, but somehow that night it was left unlocked. The crooks (or crook) went through the house into the garage, where the keys were in the truck's ignition.
Hey Fifteen Minutes of Fame.... Check out the other news sources regarding this story: Channels 4, 9, & 11, along with the Star Tribune. They all stated that the thief went into the house and took the keys. They also described the wheelchair in detail as a pink titanium TiLite 2GX Swing Away wheelchair. Kare 11 has a picture of a similar wheelchair on their webpage featuring the story. It is a custom fitted manual chair.

It's not a power chair and the keys were not in the truck's ignition! Did you stop to think that a reporting error has occurred when four other news sources quote different facts than the Pioneer Planet?

By the way, have YOU ever forgetten to lock your door one night? Ever stop to think that one of the kids forgot to lock it if they went outside to get something after she locked the doors thinking that they were all in for the night? Put yourself in her shoes. You're a widowed mom of 3. Your disabled daughter has had FOUR surgeries in the past TWO months? Think you might have been a little tired, overwhelmed or flat out exhausted and forgotten to double check the doors one night? Of course not, this is YOUR "fifteen minutes of fame". You're perfect, right? You should be ashamed of yourself for even suggesting such a thing. Try a little compassion. It would do the world some good.
CompassionateTwi nsFan

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Aug 14, 2010
First of all, I'm echoing what "fact finder" said. Secondly, Fifteen Minutes of Fame should be ashamed of himself for posting such comments on the internet.

Thirdly, even though I have never been in a situation where my car got stolen, I have gotten personal items like my purse stolen right out from under my nose, that had personal items like my state and college id along with small items like my wallet and ipod and Im sure that some people have been in a situation just like mine. My point? Getting your stuff stolen sucks and just like I made a mistake of not taking my purse with me the night it got stolen, this mom made a mistake too. She shouldn't be criticized for that.

Like Amber, I have a physical disability as well and I've had to have surgeries and used a wheelchair throuhgout my childhood. My point? Wheelchairs (especially if they are customized) ARE expensive and the news story said they just got the customized wheelchair recently so..mr Fifteen Minutes of Fame? How in the world could you think this is a scam if they just recently purchased a 6,000 customized wheelchair??

So, Fifteen Minutes, I hope it was worth it for you to get your "fifteen minutes of fame" in a negative way. Your an idiot. Get a life. I hope they find the person and/or people who did this. All my best to the family :)
Fifteen Minutes Of Shame

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Aug 14, 2010
Me sorry now. I am not to bright and no one likes me. So I bolster my ego by crapping on people thru the internet.
Im A Liar

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Aug 14, 2010
Hey......

Bush told us there was weapons of
mass destruction in Iraq.

He did not lie....

Clinton told us he did not have a
sexual relationship with that woman.

He did not lie.....

Balloon boy did really fly inside
the helium balloon.

His parents did not lie.....

Obama said change and change

He did not lie........

Money & fame makes the world go round

I lied.

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