Thief Steals Arlington Army Vet's Truck With Wheelchair & Walker Inside

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ARLINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Saturday morning, John Versackas says he and his wife were heartbroken to wake up and find that his truck had been stolen from the driveway of his Arlington home with a walker and wheelchair still inside.

"It was about 3:30 in the morning Saturday and [my wife Doreen] says 'the truck is gone,' I was going to have a stroke— I was just sick," Versackas said.

The retired plumber and United States army veteran tells WBZ's Mike Macklin that the light blue 2006 Honda Ridgeline was his only means of getting around town to get prescriptions or goods at the corner store. To make matters worse, Versackas can't get around easily without his wheelchair and walker because of his two bad knees and respiratory problems related to the removal of one of his lungs.

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Versackas says he desperately needs his truck, and addressed the thief directly.

"I'm stuck here— I don't want to make any trouble for anybody, just return the truck. No hard feelings, you can leave it on the side street. I know the Arlington Police are looking for it and they'll find it and can bring it back to me," Versackas said.

WBZ's Mike Macklin reports.

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