RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)– A disabled Richmond woman is extremely upset after her custom-made bike was stolen from outside of her home.
Amy Krome gets around day-to-day in her electric wheelchair. She was born with Cerebral Palsy. The disability limits her mobility, but the bike that her brother bought two years ago gave her more opportunity to be on the go.
“I use it for exercise. I also use it every year for a charity event I do, called ‘Angel On The Move’,” said Krome.
Krome’s annual charity bike event at Legacy Trail raises money and awareness for disabled veterans. She biked nine miles this year.
Monday, her cherished possession went missing from her front porch.
“It’s like someone ripped my heart out and stomped on it. The bike was basically the only thing, I feel, is the only thing I can use just like everyone else,” said Krome.
Krome’s caregiver, Reginal Ferguson, said that the bike made Krome feel special, and for someone to take that away, is a slap in the face.
“When they felt they were able to do something, now, you’ve disabled them again,” said Ferguson.
Krome has one message for the person who took her bike, “What were you thinking? Why? You have no right to take something that isn’t yours. I want my bike back” she said.
The Richmond Police Department is investigating the theft.