Ventura Fernandez, an elderly, blind man beaten and robbed of his wheelchair days ago, received a special delivery Friday afternoon to make up for the loss.
A couple from Orange County, who wished to remain anonymous, donated a wheelchair to replace the one stolen during the robbery. Along with the wheelchair, the couple included other items such as a flannel jacket, hat, and a watch with a voice-activated feature that will read the time out loud.
A group of Oxnard Police officers with the Neighborhood Policing Team presented the wheelchair to Fernandez on behalf of the couple.
On Nov. 1, Fernandez woke up early in the morning only to discover an intruder inside his Oxnard home. The suspect punched Fernandez in the face before stealing several items from the home, including Fernandez’s wheelchair.
Investigators are determined to solve the case. If anyone has any information about the robbery, you may call the Oxnard Police Department.
Fernandez could not have been happier to receive this heartwarming delivery. The Oxnard Police Department posted the video and photos of the moment Fernandez sits on his new wheelchair for the first time, on their Facebook page. We’ve embedded those videos for you below to watch.