Phoenix woman's van stolen from her drivewayPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX - It's a story that will leave you shaking your head.A Valley woman, whose son is handicapped, depends on having a van to drive him around in his wheelchair, but this week someone stole than van from outside her Phoenix home.
I was in shock, I came outside in my uniform and my van was not there.
Bonnie Conner's Dodge Caravan was more than just a means of transportation, it was her lifeline.
"I rely on my vehicle so I can support my family as well as supporting my son," she said.
Bonnie is a single mother of two boys. Her son T.J. requires round the clock care.
When he was two and a half, T.J. fell into the pool at his grandparent's house. He survived, but can't walk or talk.
Bonnie said she's dedicated her life to taking care of him and that includes frequent visits to the doctor.
"We got the Dodge Caravan for T. J.," she said. "It was to get the wheelchair in the back and because it's shaped like this we were able to close it without the wheelchair falling out."
Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. when Bonnie went to get in to her van and go to work it was gone.
"I was in total disbelief," she said.
Bonnie said in recent months five vehicles on her street near 35th Avenue and Bell Road have been stolen.
"We're hard working people, we don't live in a fancy neighborhood," she said. "These people who are stealing cars need to go out and get a job."
Bonnie has two jobs and is trying to figure out how she'll get back and forth now that someone has cut her lifeline.
"I hope whoever took that van, I want you to see what you've done, what you took," she said.
If you would like to help Bonnie Connor and her family, there has been an account set up at AZ Federal Credit Union in Bonnie Connor's name ACCT #773333.