Transplant patient’s handicap van stolen in St. Paul

Perhaps it’s just the effects of a lack of sunlight, but this has been a week to conclude that there’s something wrong with us.

This evening, the St. Paul Police Department capped it with this news release:

The Saint Paul Police Department is asking for help in locating a handicap van that was stolen from a parking area near the Xcel Energy Center around noon, Saturday, January 9, 2010. The vehicle is a silver in color, 2007 Town and Country minivan, bearing Minnesota license VGN 691.

The owner of the van, awaiting a kidney transplant, is wheelchair bound and needs the vehicle to get to and from kidney dialysis treatment, which is needed three times each week.

The theft of the vehicle remains under investigation, but the first priority is the swift recovery and return of the van.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the van or the identity of the person responsible for the theft is asked to call 911 or 651-291-1111.

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