Deputies replace elderly man's stolen tricycle with own money

TAMPA (FOX 13) -Two Hillsborough County deputies went out of their way to help an elderly man whose trike was stolen.

Deputies say Manuel Melendez, 78, had his adult tricycle stolen from his home in Tampa earlier this month. While on routine patrol Wednesday, Deputy Bryan Lugo, who originally worked on the case, saw Melendez walking through his neighborhood slowly, with a cane.

Deputy Lugo and Deputy Raymond Clites decided to find him a replacement trike on Craiglist.

They found one and bought it with their own money, then delivered it to Melendez Wednesday morning, who was grateful for their act of kindness. 

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