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AmVets post replaces man's stolen wheelchair

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

A veterans organization has stepped up to help a Lancaster man who had his wheelchair stolen from his home this week.

AmVets Post 19 gave Markuis David Smith a slightly used motorized wheelchair Friday morning as a replacement for the one stolen Monday.

"That's a catastrophe for him,"said Joe Grimm of AmVets Post 19. "But we're blessed, and we want to take care of the community as well as our vets."

"I was shocked, surprised. It's an awesome feeling," Smith said after receiving the replacement. "It feels so good."

Smith's motorized wheelchair, valued at $9,000, was taken from his front porch in the first block of W. Frederick Street, sometime between 6:30 a.m. and noon Monday.

In an effort to track it down, Lancaster police have entered the stolen wheelchair into a national crime database.

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