This happened on Black Friday on a light rail tram in Phoenix, Arizona. A psycho wearing reindeer slippers tried to steal a woman’s wheelchair WHILE she was in it. Security cam shows him unlock the brakes and push the chair toward the door. The woman grabs a railing, so he pushes her OFF the chair and rolls it onto the platform. Good Samaritans get involved and grab the wheelchair, so he takes off running. He was arrested later, and was still wearing the slippers.
Despite his reindeer slippers, this criminal was NOT spreading holiday cheer. He tried to steal a wheelchair right out from under a woman, but hero passengers on the light rail came to her rescue. As the train pulled into the station, the crook grabbed the chair. The video is tough to watch. The woman tries to hold on but eventually gets dumped out of her wheelchair and the guy takes off with it. That’s when the others on the train stepped in to help. People ran out the doors, stopping the guy and getting the wheelchair back. The criminal took off running without the wheelchair. He’s a white man, mid-20s, 200-215 pounds with dark blonde hair and a goatee. Yes, he was wearing reindeer slippers at the time of the crime. It happened the day after Thanksgiving at 3:40 in the afternoon at the light rail stop on 12th street and Jefferson. If you have any information to help track this guy down, call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or silentwitness.org.
Posted by City of Phoenix Police Department on Saturday, December 7, 2019