Theft of wheelchair from girl without legs met with outpouring of support

Santa Ana police are trying to track down a special wheelchair used by a 4-year-old girl born without legs that was stolen from outside her home last weekend.

“I have no idea why somebody would take it, other than to melt it down for money,” said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, spokesman for the Santa Ana Police Department. “There’s no reason [to want it] unless you’re a 4-year-old without legs.”


Police say the wheelchair, which was specially built for Milagros Perez to help with her posture, disappeared between 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.

The family had left the...