Bike stolen from boy with medical condition, Pasco deputy saves the day


PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A petit theft call ended with a generous gesture from a Pasco deputy.

Corporal Meddaugh responded to a home on Rohrman Road on Sunday. He learned that the two bicycles were taken from under a carport of the home. One of the bikes belonged to a young boy with a serious medical condition.

The 10-year-old boy used the bike as a part of his physical therapy regimen after a surgery on his leg. The corporal was outraged that the suspects took a bike from such a young victim.

After clearing the call, Corporal Meddaugh told his squad members he was going to buy a bike for the kid. His fellow squad members pitched in and the deputies bought a new bicycle from a Walmart.

They delivered it to the boy and his family. After the family thanked them, the deputies got right back to pursuing the leads to catch the suspects in this case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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