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Police asking for help in locating disabled man's stolen bike

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Ryan's three-wheel bike picture here. Ryan's three-wheel bike picture here.

Evansville police are asking for your help to locate a stolen bicycle. But this isn't any bike, it was the only form of transportation for a disabled man. 

Ryan Kneer lives about a mile away from the CVS on Oak Hill and Lynch Roads, and on Monday, he rode his bike here to pick up a prescription. When he came outside, it was gone. 

Ryan says he doesn't have a driver's license because he has Cerebral Palsy. He says his eyesight isn't good enough to drive, but he can get around just fine on his three wheeled bike.

He says his daughter, London, even hops on to ride around with him. But now the two are stuck inside, unable to enjoy the outdoors or even go to the store.

Ryan tells 14 News that he's had the bike for the past 13 years. They've replaced the tired and done some maintenance and he says it's all he needs. 

Ryan says it's a blue and Gray Schwinn that has three wheels. He says he'd do anything to have someone return it so he's no longer stranded at home.

"It was freedom. It's how I got around. It was freedom and now I'm stuck here. Every time I go up there, I keep looking up there to see if somebody put it back. That was my freedom. Your freedom is your car, your truck or your vehicle, mine was my bicycle," Ryan says.

If you know anything about Ryan's missing bike, call Evansville police. Or he says you can drop it off at CVS, no questions asked.

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