April 24, 2015 12:00 pm -


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.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to Robber Makes Getaway In Wheelchair

  1. pignose4.0 April 24th, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    The guy didn’t have a leg to stand on……couldn’t resit it sorry……………..

  2. Um Cara April 24th, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    >police service dog was deployed and bit McQuery,” who was then taken into custody.
    Who’s a good boy… Chompers is a good boy! Good puppy..goooood boy.

  3. fancypants April 24th, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    worst police evasion after a robbery
    I think we have a winner !

  4. rg9rts April 26th, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Stole the wrong chair…once in Boston I saw a guy in a motorized chair with an aggie reflector racing next to and keeping up with a transit bus… had to be doing 25-30 mph