Paraplegic man's modified van, wheelchair stolen while visiting Metro Detroit
Van taken from Van Buren Township apartment complex
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A paraplegic man's modified handicap van and extra wheelchair were stolen Thursday morning while he was visiting Metro Detroit for his best friend's wedding.
The van was parked in a handicapped spot at Southport apartment complex in Van Buren Township when it disappeared.
Shain Karsen was in work accident nearly five years ago. He drives a modified Dodge minivan that has hand controls.
"I think they're the most pathetic kind of people," his best friend Jeff DePoole said about whoever stole the van.
The van is a 2002 white Dodge minivan with orange butterfly stickers on both back windows.
Contact police at 734-699-8930 with any information about the theft.
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