Thieves steal Channel swimmer's wheelchair

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Thieves steal Channel swimmer's wheelchair

Postby Kay » Mon 12 Aug 2013 05:48

Here's a story in The Guardian about how thieves stole Philippe Croizon's wheelchair.

Thieves have stolen a hi-tech wheelchair belonging to French sportsman Philippe Croizon, the quadruple amputee who swam the Channel.
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Postby Dave » Mon 12 Aug 2013 06:46

Hope he gets the wheelchair back - life must be hard enough without that kind of thing happening.

Did the minister's reaction (an "unacceptable theft") strike anyone else as a bit odd? Or has something been lost in translation?
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Postby ruggie » Fri 06 Sep 2013 12:56

He's got it back. It was stolen during the night of Thursday/Friday and found in a small parking lot the next day by the driver of a handicapped people's bus. He stored it in a secure area until he saw a French TV news item about the theft of the trailer, and returned it the following Monday.
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Postby Dave » Sat 07 Sep 2013 05:37

Thanks, Ruggie - good to know.

For bonus points, can you tell me what the minister would consider to be an acceptable theft? :twisted:
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