Motorized scooter returned to Maple Ridge senior

Was stolen last week from fish and chips restaurant.

  • Jul. 18, 2011 9:00 a.m.
Earl Harmata shakes hands with RCMP Cnst. Jordan Mullen after getting back his motorized scooter.

Earl Harmata shakes hands with RCMP Cnst. Jordan Mullen after getting back his motorized scooter.

Earl Harmata, 98, will be able to hit the streets again on his favourite motorized scooter.

The scooter was stolen last Monday evening after Harmata left it parked near a window at the Sea Shanty fish and chips restaurant on Dewdney Trunk Road.

After reports were published about the theft, a citizen noticed the scooter at a local apartment complex and contacted Ridge Meadows RCMP

It was then returned to Harmata, who has a spare scooter. He buys old ones off other seniors, fixes them up, then sells or rents them out. But the one that was stolen was the best of the bunch.

“It can go three trips to Zellers and back before losing its charge,” Harmata said last week.

The theft is still being investigated.