Disabled man pleads for scooter's return


Jerry Britt likes to stay busy. He is a member of the Special Olympics golf team. Without that scooter, he can't get to the golf course, or really anywhere without it.

"I like to play golf and I like to go fishing every so often when I can," Britt said.

A few years ago, his sister bought him a bright yellow Honda Ruckus scooter to get around.

"That is his only way of getting around.  He can't drive he's never driven.  He can do the moped and that's how he goes places," sister Brenda Monroe said.

He helps take care of his mother and lives with her at an assisted living facility, where he helps out.

"I work in the dining area. I take care of the sugars and the salts and peppers," Britt said.

When he's not busy there, he loves to ride his scooter to the train station in downtown Cary.

"I just watch trains come through," Britt said.

"Jerry lives a very simple life, it doesn't take much to make him happy and he's very peaceful and it's the little things that make him happy," Monroe said.

Last Saturday, he parked his scooter at the train station. It was a busy day because of Cary's Lazy Daze Festival.

"I was going to be there for like 30 minutes until the train came through. So when I stepped outside, it was gone," Britt said. "I was mad about that and sad about that, but it was my own personal fault."

Britt admits he left the keys in the scooter.

"Jerry always, doesn't look at the negative side of people.  He always looks at the positive side, and in his mind nobody would grab his bike," Monroe said.

But they did. And now he hopes someone out there has seen the bright yellow scooter.

"I hope whoever stole it, I hope they have sense enough to return stuff like that because they should know it does belong to them, they should realize they left a person at an inconvenience, left a person stranded," Britt said.

He said if he ever gets his scooter back, he will never leave it unlocked again.

Anyone with information about the bright yellow Honda Ruckus is asked to call CrimeStopppers at (919) 226-2746

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