Tires stolen from quadriplegic man's car in Yonkers

(09/13/03) YONKERS - All four tires were stolen from a car belonging to a quadriplegic man from Yonkers. Sean Mahoney's Ford Mustang was parked in a handicapped spot. It also had a handicapped sticker and license plates. The car was parked at the Hollows Trinity Manor, an apartment complex for senior citizens and handicapped people on Croton Terrace in Yonkers.

Sean and Ruth Mahoney were planning to drive upstate to visit relatives when they noticed the tires were missing on Sean's car Saturday morning.

Sean Mahoney has no use of his hands or legs because of a car accident 11 years ago. He relies on his car and his wife to take him to his regular checkups.

Just up the street from their apartment, the tires were stolen off of another car, a Honda. A year ago, the Mahoneys say tires were slashed on a dozen cars in the parking lot of their apartment complex. While they do not necessarily expect the vandals to be caught, they do want extra security. Otherwise, they say they will be forced to move to another neighborhood.

Police are still searching for those responsible for taking the tires. So far, no arrests have been made in the case. Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call the Yonkers Police Department at (914) 377-7900.

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