GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A man with autism was reunited with his stolen bike Thursday. Tony Fanelli, 57, said it was taken while he was on a walk at Thunderbird Paseo Park Tuesday. "I am just grateful for everybody," said Joseph Fanelli, Tony's brother.
Glendale Police said a park ranger spotted the bike in a bush Thursday morning. The ranger said he recognized it after seeing Arizona's Family's story Wednesday night. Tony and Joseph Fanelli were driving to Scottsdale to pick up a new bike someone offered to donate when they got the call the stolen bike was found.
The bike is a black Electra Townie with lights on the wheels.
"All of a sudden this big smile came across, he smiled all the way home," said Joseph Fanelli. More than a dozen people reached out to Arizona's Family wanting to help Tony after our story aired. The Fanelli's said they are beyond grateful for the outpouring of support.
"They wanted to buy me one but I found this one. So, I am going to keep this one," said Tony Fanelli. "I am happy about that."