VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Vincennes girl who received a new bicycle for Christmas was heartbroken when it was reported stolen on Monday, but Vincennes police and Walmart teamed up to provide her with a replacement.
When officer D.J. Halter arrived and learned that the bicycle had been taken from the back porch of the residence where the bike was locked — those who had taken it had cut the bicycle lock — “he decided to take things into his own hands,” Vincennes Police Chief Bob Dunham explained. Officers went to Walmart where they planned to purchase a bicycle for the girl. When Walmart heard of this, employees at the store donated the bicycle.
“Walmart jumped on board,” Dunham said.
Officers were then able to surprise the girl with her new bicycle.
“We may not be able to solve the crime, but it’s not devastating in the end,” Dunham said.