See comments for all the details on the stolen scooter… Plate, VIN, Color and Year! If you’re up near Portland or Tualatin, keep an eye out and report it to the cops!
***Originally posted back on March 16th, 2006***
I had to dig this one up only because people haven’t forgotten Gary Merrill. You remember him, right? The poor 50 year old mentally handicapped guy who had his Gyro stolen over near Portland in early March of this year?
We had an anonymous comment informing us of a red Gyro in the Portland area for sale on Craigslist. Check it out here. This one is LOW miles, 1559 to be exact. I don’t know the details on the stolen one other than that it was also red. If it’s the stolen scoot, then maybe justice can be served. If it’s NOT the stolen scoot… then it’s a great deal at $750.
***Below is the original post***
Originally from Oreganlive.com
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Gary Merrill was crushed and confused when his scooter and only mode of transportation vanished from outside his Tualatin home last week.
The loss of his red, three-wheel scooter last week was especially painful because it gave him some independence. Unable to get a driver’s license, he rode the Honda Gyro three miles from his home to the full-time dishwashing job he has held for 32 years at Tualatin’s Sweetbrier Inn & Suites.
He usually wakes at 5:10 in the morning to prepare for work and was stunned Friday when he went outside to find his scooter gone. Distraught, he told his mother, who called police and spent the day posting fliers about her son’s three-wheeler and offering a reward.
How sick is that? A fifty year old mentally challenged dude… STOKED every morning when he goes out to hop on his little scooter to go wash dishes… Wakes up to find it stolen. Please, if you see a red Honda Gyro around the area there, let the cops know. These aren’t common scooters in the USA, so it should stand out.
Thankfully, the peeps over at Portland Motorcycle hooked him up with a new Schwinn Campus (yes, Schwinn has scooters) and he’s all nice and stokey again.