Mlive.com: EMU officers deliver tricycle to student with cerebral palsy
J. Scott Park | MLive.com
Andrew Bowen won't go the summer without wheels after Eastern Michigan University officers on Monday delivered a new tricycle to his Jackson home to replace one that was stolen, MLive reported.
An EMU senior who has cerebral palsy, 23-year-old Bowen had the tricycle since he was 9 and used it as his primary transportation on campus. The trike was stolen April 3 from its locked location outside of Buell Residence Hall, and members of the Department of Public Safety collected hundreds of dollars to replace it. Officers got to know Bowen after spending many on-campus lunches together and seeing him around campus.
"All of our police officers looked at each other and said 'He's not going the summer without a bike'," Officer John Phillips told MLive.
The department was not able to find the trike after it was reported stolen and still is looking for a suspect.
Darcy Bowen, Andrew's mother, said the EMU police went "above and beyond."