March 29, 2004 Monday
Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia)
A FITZROY mother with multiple sclerosis has been reunited with her scooter after it was stolen last week.
Zoe Harrison-Kearn, 27, could not stop smiling when police returned her much-needed scooter yesterday.
"I never thought it would be returned in a pink fit," she said.
Police believe the thief developed a guilty conscious after the story about the cold-hearted theft appeared in the Herald Sun on Saturday.
Ms Harrison-Kearn appealed for help after her scooter was stolen from outside her Westgarth St home on Thursday night.
Within 12 hours of the public appeal, an anonymous person delivered the scooter to the front door of the Fitzroy police station.
Constable Travis Henson got a call on Saturday night to walk outside the watch house, where he saw the scooter.
"The media has been a great help, and Crime Stoppers, in getting the offender to hand it back," he said.
The scooter helps Ms Harrison-Kearn, who has difficulty walking.
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