Police replace bicycle stolen from 14-year-old girl in Trenton

Lilyah Tunstull worked all summer to save up for new bicycle

TRENTON, Mich. – A 14-year-old Trenton girl with a learning disability was heartbroken when her bicycle was stolen, put police stepped in to save the day.

Lilyah Tunstull's learning disability makes overcoming obstacles much harder, so it made her proud when she saved up enough money from her first job to buy a bicycle.

On Tuesday, that bicycle was stolen.

The bicycle was everything to Lilyah. She works through multiple learning disabilities and rides it to her tutoring classes. She earned money for the bicycle by saving all summer while working a couple of challenging babysitting jobs.

The bicycle was put away in a shed Tuesday when somebody stole it.

"I ran to my mom, and I was crying that my bike was stolen," Lilyah said.

Lilyah's mother, Lorita Tagger, said her daughter was hysterical because she was responsible for the bicycle.

"She was so hurt when it happened," Tagger said. "She was screaming, crying up and down. She was just so hurt. She was, like, 'Mommy, I tried. I tried to take care of it.'"

Out of nowhere Wednesday afternoon, there was a knock at the door of the Tagger home. Two Trenton police officers were there.

"They just knocked on the door," Tagger said. "As soon as I got to the doo, I'm, like, 'What?' And there's the bike."

The same officers who took Lilyah's police report Tuesday presented her with a brand-new bicycle -- the same one that was stolen from her.

"They felt bad that  my bike was stolen because I worked so hard for getting my bike," Lilyah said.

You can watch Shawn Ley's full story in the video posted above.

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