Hutchinson veteran’s wheelchair stolen from porch

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – A 350-pound wheelchair belonging to a Vietnam veteran has been stolen from the front porch of his Hutchinson home.

The Hutchinson News reports Jerry Josephson, a Vietnam War veteran, had one leg amputated earlier this year. The $4,000 wheelchair he used to get around was stolen Friday off his porch, where he left it locked.

Josephson had recently been given the electric chair by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Josephson, a local barber, says he’s waiting to see if the VA will replace the wheelchair or if his homeowners insurance will cover the loss. He also says he’d appreciate it if the thieves just brought the chair back in the same condition they found it.

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