August 21, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A double amputee who hoped to hand-pedal
across the United States has found himself without a ride after a
thief stole his $13,000 custom bike in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Chronicle says 53-year-old Krzyszof Jarzebski of Poland arrived in California last week.
Police say he was staying in San Francisco when someone drilled
a hole in a locked gate of the apartment building and stole his hand-cranked bike from a stairwell. The loss was discovered Thursday morning.
Jarzebski is a Paralympics athlete who lost his legs to cancer
in 1991. He'd hoped to start a 3,000-mile bike journey to New York
A doctor traveling with Jarzebski says the athlete hopes he can
get the bike back or arrange for another journey with a wheelchair.