Timothy Noah Gibbs, a Florida man, wanted to get his bicycle back. The 48-year-old Breevard County resident’s question ended with him being charged with “theft of $300 to $5,000 from a person 65 years old or older, dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership to a pawnbroker less than $300 received.”
Gibbs’ father, 76-year-old Clarence Noah, returned to his Palm Bay home after vacationing in Ohio for a week in a half. While he was gone, Gibbs reportedly stole his father’s electric $3,000 wheelchair and sold it to a pawn shop for $65.
Gibb’s father noticed that the chair was missing from the garage and led police officers to Gibbs as he had pawned things before.
When asked why he did it, Gibbs said that his father rarely used the wheelchair and had “advised him to do what he could to get his bicycle out.”
Gibbs said that he needed his bicycle to travel between his house and work.
Gibbs’ father bought his chair back from the pawn shop for $65, while Gibbs was booked at the Palm Bay Police Department. He is currently sitting in Brevard County Jail on a $1,500 bond.
(H/T News 13)