NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP/WTXF) - Police in Delaware have arrested two men with stealing a disabled girl's walker.
Authorities say the mother of the 10-year-old Kirsten Murray, who has cerebral palsy, reported the theft last week after she placed her daughter in the car and inadvertently left her walker in the front yard.
"We just got the walker," her mother Brittany said. "She just got out of surgery maybe in September, so we are just finally getting her back up and moving around. That means right now she's confined to a wheelchair."
Authorities say surveillance video taken by a neighbor and provided to local media showed a man getting out of a truck and taking the walker.
New Castle County police said Tuesday that officers acting upon an anonymous tip found the truck and arrested its owner, 51-year-old Leland Watson, and another man, 49-year-old Donald Cale.
Both men were released on unsecured bail after being charged with felony theft and conspiracy. It was not immediately clear whether either man has a lawyer.
The family did, however, experience an unexpected, heartwarming end to its saga. Thanks to a kindhearted FOX 29 viewer who saw the family's story on air, Kirsten has a brand new walker.
The strangers met Tuesday morning in Philadelphia for likely one of the best gifts the Murrays will receive this Christmas.