Thief Steals Bike Worth $13,000 From Double Amputee

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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
on Friday.

A doctor traveling with Jarzebski says the athlete hopes he can
get the bike back or arrange for another journey with a wheelchair.

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