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Stolen EW-29 trike returned to 101-year-old

Photo courtesy of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

An electric trike was previously reported stolen, has returned to its 101-year-old owner, Chester Cunningham, from Southeast Portland and Clackamas County on Sunday, May 4th, 2020.

The EWheels EW-29 electric trike was stolen earlier this month from Mr. Cunningham's home. Several people in the community have reached out to the Sheriff's Office, offering to donate money to replace the stolen EW-29 trike from a mobile home park in the 7400 block of King Road.

Deputies have received anonymous tips that someone had found the trike in their yard and that they had heard Chester's story.

Photo courtesy of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

On May 4th, Chester Cunningham told CCSO deputies that his red EWheels EW29 scooter was missing when he went to find it at about 10 a.m.

Since news of the stolen trike spread around the town and Mr. Cunningham's community, people had reached out to him and donated $1200 to replace his tricycle. Local police say that Mr. Cunningham has declined the donations, asking that the money be donated to those in need instead.

"Chester explained he was born in 1919 and had lived through the hard times of the Great Depression," a statement from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office read. "For several years, he and his family struggled. Chester is more concerned for others right now. Chester explained he wasn't a rich man, but he would prefer people direct their generosity toward those in our community who are going without food."

EW-29 from EWheels is an electric trike, combining pedal power and battery power in a fun way to ride while also getting some exercise. The EW-29 reaches speeds up to 15 MPH, travels up to 20 miles, and has a weight capacity of 400 lbs.