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Disabled man's wheelchair and car stolen

HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hobie Clark could not sleep after what happened last Thursday in the early hours of the morning.

"I'm scared to death," said Clark.

He lives in a trailer on John Warren Road north of Bolton and woke up to find a man going through his belongings.  The robber took the few dollars Clark had in a wallet and his keys.

"I'm 55 years old.  I can't even walk.  If he needed money or something I would have probably given it to him," said Clark.

Inside the 2000 gray Chevy Imapala was Clark's wheelchair.  A few years ago the Vietnam vet lost use of his legs and needs the chair to get around.

"He doesn't have anybody.  He doesn't have any family.  He is totally disabled," said Ron Ware.  "The only thing he had to his name was that car and that wheelchair and now both of them are gone." Ware lives down the street and checks on Clark daily.

Ware had made it his mission to track down the stolen vehicle and the robber, but claimed the Hinds County Sheriff's Department was not acting fast enough.

"I've called everyday since and now when I call it is, "Refresh me again. What is this about?" said Ware.

With the change of command in the Sheriff's Department Ware fears Clark's case could fall through the cracks.  Meanwhile, Clark was learning to live without a way to get around.

"It breaks my heart," said Clark.

Lt. Jeffery Scott with the Hinds County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident and does not have any credible leads. 

If you have seen the stolen vehicle or have information about the robbery please call  601-974-2900.

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