Robber Makes Getaway In Wheelchair
A California man broke into the home of a 79-year-old amputee and then made off riding his wheelchair.
According to investigators, Stanley McQuery, 54, broke into the San Diego apartment of William Ballard around 3:30 AM.
Ballard, who has one leg, was seated in his wheelchair when he confronted the home invader. As Ballard attempted to call for help, McQuery “pushed the victim off his electric wheelchair and took the victim’s cell phone,” according to a San Diego Police Department report.
McQuery then “rode off with the victim’s wheelchair and cell phone,” cops noted.
The suspect, however, did not get far.
Officers spotted McQuery riding the motorized wheelchair about two blocks from Ballard’s home. When McQuery jumped out of the wheelchair and began to run, a“police service dog was deployed and bit McQuery,” who was then taken into custody.