Special trike for disabled girl age 6, stolen from Riverview home

The sheriff's office says the hand-pedaled tricycle was the only way that the little girl named Deshawn could go outside and play with her friends.

A special tricycle owned by a 6-year-old disabled girl was stolen from her Riverview home. HCSO photo

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a 6-year-old disabled girl’s tricycle that was stolen from her home in Riverview.

The sheriff’s office says the hand-pedaled tricycle was the only way that the little girl named Deshawn could go outside and play with her friends. “She is now sitting inside watching her friends play unable to participate,” said the sheriff’s office in a news release asking for help.

The trike was provided by Shriners and estimated value is over $500. Investigators say sometime between June 3 and June 4, someone entered the front foyer of the residence of James Pitts and Shawn Bort on King’s Avenue South and took the trike.

The child’s trike is described as red with two small 10″ rear tires and one larger front tire.  The seat is a go cart style seat with shoulder straps and seat belts.  It is steered and peddled by hand and described as larger than a regular child tricycle.  It has a tray platform to place the child’s feet with no foot peddles.  The seat is red and there is white writing on the trike.

Anyone with any information about the stolen trike is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200.

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