Senior citizen spends life savings on scooter: Vancouver man steals it

bill-scooter-theft

Global News

86-year-old Bill Confiss spent almost his entire life savings, $4,000, on a brand new scooter to help him get around downtown Vancouver.

He has only had the scooter for two months, but it was stolen this week after a moment of what Confiss calls a “normal act of stupidity.”

Confiss was at an intersection along Kingsway, on his scooter, when he was approached by a man who expressed interest in the machine.

“He said ‘may I take a ride around the block?'” says Confiss.

He asked for some collateral, and the man gave him the chain around his neck and told Confiss that was his house key.

“So I accepted it,” he says. “He got into the scooter and he never came back.”

Confiss waited for about half an hour and when the man didn’t return, he came home. “I kicked myself in the butt,” he says.

He called the…

View original post 145 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s